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“Winter Garden
of Youth Art”

What: 15th annual display of artwork by students from kindergarten through high school from schools around Aurora

When: Friday through Jan. 25; opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Aurora Public Art Commission Gallery at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora

Admission: Free

Information: City website at

Updated: January 14, 2013 6:09AM

AURORA — Students with a flair for creativity will have their work highlighted in the Aurora Public Art Commission’s 15th annual “Winter Garden of Youth Art.”

Children from kindergarten through high school will have their artwork showcased from Friday through Jan. 25 at the Art Commission Gallery at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place.

The exhibit will kick-off with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The presentation features a total of 125 pieces of art from 25 Aurora schools, covering a variety of mediums such as paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, sculpture, collage, computer arts, jewelry and ceramics.

All works in the display have been selected by art teachers or other school faculty members.

Participating schools in the “Winter Garden of Youth Art” exhibit are Allen, Annunciation, Bardwell, Beaupre, Brady, East Aurora High, Fox River Academy, Gates, Greenman, Hall, Hermes, Hope D. Wall, Jewel, Marmion Academy, McCleery, O’Donnell, Oak Park, Rosary High, Simmons, Smith, St. Rita of Cascia, St. Therese, Waldo, West Aurora High and Wright Home School.

Admission to the reception and gallery exhibit is free. The gallery will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. Friday and Saturday, and Dec. 19-22, 26-29; and Jan. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25.

For information on the Art Commission or the gallery, visit the city website at

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