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Jean Paul Cruz, graduate of the Curie Art Department, is writing articles for his college newspaper. Here is a link to his article in the Moraine Valley Community College Glacier,

Epifanio Monarrez is a graduate of Curie HS. He was in Ms. Xanos' AP Art class many years ago. He is making headlines with his street murals in Little Village. He was featured in the online newspaper, Huffington Post Chicago today. He is also working on a mural near Curie. Stay tuned to find out about it. So very proud of Epifanio! He was a great student and went on to attend Columbia College with an award winning AP portfolio. He is an amazing mural artist and runs his own graphic design company as well.

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Check out the Curie Art students working on the Platt Luggage Mural right near Curie!
Pictures to come!

Congratulations to Colin Ewald! He won the Robert and Genevieve Johnson Scholarship to the Oxbow School of Art and Artist Residency for summer 2011!

The 2011 All-City Art Exhibition -Awards Ceremony & Reception will take place on Wednesday April 13th form 4-7pm at the Illinois Institute of Technology-Hermann Hall Conference Center. This annual juried exhibition features more than 600 high school artworks. This year, Curie Art students won 105 Medals and will be recognized during the formal auditorium program at 5:30.

Congratulations! Valerie Xanos, her students, and Curie High School have been awarded the USA Art Partner of the Year award for ArtLink 2010-2011. The artwork of Leonerdo Bradwell, Erlinda Martinez, Carina Torres, Daisy Matias, Brigette Dzialek, Annalee Figuerua, Carrie R. Allen and Adam Sirhan has been selected to be in the 2011 International Children’s Art Exhibit. Lizbeth Sanchez and Frank Hernandez, students of Mr. Joseph Royer also had artworks in the exhibition.

The show will feature pieces from talented artists in 32 countries. The award will be presented at our 2011 International Children’s Art Show Reception on May 19th, 2011 at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut USA.

Oppenheimer Family Fund Grant Winners 2011!!!

Colin Ewald, Dawn Pavloski, Jesse Wyss, and Valerie Xanos

Curie art teacher and students attend All-City Art Exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education

On Friday, March 25th U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about the importance of arts instruction and its impact on learning at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first ever All City Art Exhibition at the U. S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., in Washington D.C. The All-City Exhibition is an annual juried exhibit honoring outstanding achievement in the visual arts. During the opening ceremony, Secretary Duncan was joined by CPS Director of Humanities Paul Whitsitt, Curie Metropolitan High School Art Teacher Jesse Wyss and Kenwood Academy High School Art Student Armani Howard. In addition the Gallery 37 & ChiArts Jazz Quintet gave a special performance. Curie Art students Jose Bolanos, Rocio Martinez, Annette Guzik and Mario Camacho all attended the Washington, D. C. exhibition.

The exhibit runs from March 25 to April 22. The program features are created by students in U.S. and international school, and provides students and teacher an opportunity to display creative work from the classroom in a highly public space to honor the work as an effective path to learning.

Congratulations to Maria Lopez (class of '10), she was accepted to the Kansas City Art Institute and received a $14, 000 merit scholarship for her portfolio.