Rockford, Illinois News

Loves Park students selected for Earth Day art showcase

ROCKFORD — Local elementary students have been invited to participate in an Earth Day art show.

State Rep. Dave Vella, D-68, is hosting his first Illinois District 68th Art Showcase April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. Loves Park Elementary School was chosen as the first participating school for the monthly event. Fifth graders were asked to create Earth Day themed art pieces which will be displayed at Vella’s district office throughout the month of April.

“The aim of the art showcase is to promote the environment preservation as it plays an important role in the community’s life,” Vella said in a release.

Vella will tour the school, meet the participants and present two winners with personalized certificates of recognition.

Dave Vella’s district office is at 4007 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park. Art will be on display April 1-30.