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YMCA Art Students Showcased in Annual Library Exhibit

Alba Bonilla and her daughter Alexxi admire Alexxi’s artwork in the North Suburban Y’s Student Art Show at the Northbrook Public Library.
Alba Bonilla and her daughter Alexxi admire Alexxi’s artwork in the North Suburban Y’s Student Art Show at the Northbrook Public Library.

Northbrook, IL: March 2014 – Visitors to the Northbrook Public Library will be treated to an extensive and varied exhibit of artwork from the North Suburban YMCA’s Visual Arts Department. Throughout the month of March, over 150 works by children in the Y’s many art programs will be on display on the library’s second and third floors. The exhibit includes two- and three-dimensional pieces in a diverse range of media, from ceramics to papier-mâché to painting to photography.

“We are really excited about the quality of the artwork on display this year,” noted Cathie Winnie, NSYMCA Visual Arts Director. “We’ve even had three phone calls from people interested in purchasing some of the artwork. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to see their work publicly displayed and appreciated.”

YMCA art teachers were on hand to host a reception for young artists and their families on Sunday, March 9.  Families enjoyed refreshments and socializing with the teachers before exploring the exhibit to find their child’s project.

The North Suburban YMCA offers art classes for children and adults, including programs in drawing, painting, ceramics, graphic novels, illustration, and much more. Art classes are proven to enhance a wide range of skills, including improved fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, creativity, and confidence through self-expression. Registration is now open for spring art programs, as well as summer art camps. The Y is located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook. For detailed program guides and online registration, visit www.nsymca.org.

About the North Suburban YMCA

The North Suburban YMCA is a not-for-profit entity and relies on donations to fund capital improvements and transform the facility. All board members are community volunteers, who donate their time, talents and financial resources.  Located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, the YMCA has served area families in its twelve-city region for over 40 years.  The Y is about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, providing programs and services that meet the needs of our community and are accessible to all.  For more information or to make a donation, call Barb Flanagin at 847-272-7250, bflanagin@nsymca.org, or visit www.nsymca.org.

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