Monday, December 7, 2015

Patron Reminders: Holiday Concert/Art Show

With the Holiday Concert/Winter Art Show coming up Thursday, December 10th, at DGS, we wanted to share several related reminders with our members. 

All FOFA donors are entitled to reserved seating at the concert. Please stop by the FOFA table just inside the gym for your "tickets" to identify you as FOFA Patrons. 

CDs of the concert will again be available for purchase. Order forms will be included in your program and also available at the FOFA table. CDs are $15 each and will be delivered in January. Some of our donors will receive a complimentary CD based on their level of giving. If that is the case, you do not need to complete an order form unless you choose to order additional CDs.  

We are also offering gift sets of note cards featuring selected works of art created by our very own DGS visual art students. (View this year's images.) They makes great gifts for teachers, grandmothers, aunts, co-workers, etc. Each set includes 6 different designs, priced at $10.00 per set. Already attractively wrapped, they are ready to give to someone special. Please stop by the FOFA table outside the gym to see samples and make a purchase.

Thank you to everyone who purchased poinsettias. To get yours, please stop by the FOFA table inside the gym to pick up a plant sleeve which serves as your "purchase receipt." Once the concert is over, please select a plant(s) to take home.  

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. Please enjoy browsing through the abundant display of student art work which opens at 6:00 pm. Then enjoy the concert, featuring the DGS Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras, which follows at 7:00 pm.

Thank you for supporting FOFA. Through your donations and your support of our fundraisers, we are able to make a significant contribution to the Fine Arts at DGS.

Happy Holidays!
The DGS FOFA Board

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Our Newest Holiday Notecards, Featuring Student Artists!

Looking for a lovely one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays? Consider purchasing a collection of six notecards featuring original artwork from students at Downers Grove South High School. Priced at $10 for each set of six, you'll also be supporting the DGS Fine Arts program.

Notecards will be available at the Downers Grove South Holiday Concert and Art Show, Thursday, December 10, starting at 6:00 pm. 

If you can't come to the show or concert, you can still purchase directly at school. Please make your check payable to DGS FOFA (Friends of Fine Arts), stop by the Fine Arts Department office (or send your student) and ask for Glenn Williams.

Images from this year's talented artists include:

Frame & Brushes by Claire Koopman (digital photography)

Sea and Stardust by Ari Ganahl (drawing)

Serenity by Madelyn Josey (ceramics)

The Brown Tree by Julianne Beierwaltes (sculpture)

Still Life by Gabriella Loconti (drawing)

St. Michael by Claire Pikul (digital photography)