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CarlFaulkner “Can’t Go Wrong With Red Shoes”

Carlin Faulkner, “Can’t Go Wrong With Red Shoes”

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Updated: December 27, 2012 6:07AM

CARPENTERSVILLE — The unique artwork of talented District 300 art students is now featured on all-occasion note cards in a special fundraiser for the D300 Foundation.

At just $15 a pack, the note cards are an ideal gift for loved ones and colleagues this holiday season. A pack contains 15 note cards, each specially designed by individual D300 art students.

The District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence presents the winning artists:

Jacobs High School: Michael Abboreno created “Barn at Sunrise”; Jack Beatty created “Untitled”; Jessica Dus created “Orange Lilies”: Wes Harrison created “Dunce”; Emily Maxwell created “Untitled”; Jenn Rood created “Untitled”; Alana Rung created “Thermometers.”

Dundee-Crown High School: Carlin Faulkner created “Can’t Go Wrong With Red Shoes” and “Stack Your Life Safely”; Stephen Gilbert created “Raku Fired Wheel Thrown Vases”; Diocelina Vazquez created “Botanical.”

Hampshire High School: Alec Mabini created “Pears”; Lexy Meyer created “Cat” and “Untitled”; James Sim created “ATC.”

To see more of the students’ designs, visit Place an order by contacting D300 Foundation assistant Mary Gross at 847-551-8475 or; or download and fill out the order form at

Beginning today, orders will be available for pickup either at the customer’s school office or at the D300 Administration Center reception desk during business hours, as specified by the customer when ordering. The D300 Administration Center is located at 300 Cleveland Avenue in Carpentersville.

Foundation Trustees Diane Magerko and Patti Douglas worked with D300 art educators and their students to select artwork for the Foundation Note Card Sale. This committee worked with Rohrer Graphics in Elmhurst on the project.

The note cards fundraiser will benefit the foundation’s grant program, in which educators apply for and are awarded grants to fund educational projects in D300 schools.

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