The eyes have it this month, as a traveling three-dimensional installation celebrates the visual arts.
More than 500 students at local schools helped create the sculpture, which is on view at Flossmoor Public Library through Monday, March 16. It will be moved to Homewood Public Library next week and will finish the month at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School starting March 23.
H-F students, under the direction of art teacher Greg Petecki, built three Foamcore letters spelling “ART.” The 12-foot by four-foot by 1.5-foot sculpture, based around the theme, “Illinois' Eyes are on Art,” features artistic eyeballs created by students from H-F, Parker Junior High School, James Hart Junior High School and Infant Jesus of Prague School.
H-F students who built the sculpture belong to the school's Visual Arts Club and National Art Honor Society.
March has been designated National Youth Art Month across the U.S. and Petecki commissioned students to build a traveling exhibit that can be displayed throughout the H-F community.
Students Noah Colon and Katie Kuester helped glue together the Foamcore boards to form the letters.
Noah, a junior from Homewood, also contributed a pair of eyes to the sculpture.
Katie, who also serves as Petecki’s teaching assistant, helped glue the hundreds of student-drawn eyes to the sculpture.