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Mar 06
Students Auction Art for Good Cause

Haber Oaks Campus is a wonderful community of talented students and caring staff that work together to create a unique learning environment. For a second year in a row, students at Haber Oaks Campus are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Pennies for Patients program. This is a service-learning program that gives students the special experience of working together to raise awareness and funds for children and adults fighting blood cancers.

Students participate in the project from the beginning planning stages to donating their time and money throughout a two-week period. This year, in the planning stages, students stated they would donate money to take an art class. Karyl Shields, the art teacher at Haber Oaks, agreed to donate her time and talent. She offered the students an opportunity to create and sell a work of art!

Fifteen students volunteered to pay and participate in the art project. Students were grouped in teams of five to create their masterpieces over three days.

The three paintings are acrylic on canvas 40 inches by 60 inches. They have a final varnish on them and are gallery wrapped so framing is not necessary. 


"Awareness," an arrangement of rectangles and squares layered with multi-colored patterns and lines to express the complexity of hope, science, and humanity needed to work on a cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma.


"Coming Home," an arrangement of organic forms, peaceful colors, and comforting lines indicating a wish for all patients of Leukemia & Lymphoma as they work on their recoveries.


"Strong Blood," an arrangement of strong, bold colors and shapes with contrasting patterns reflecting the determination of patients, families, and doctors to fight Leukemia & Lymphoma.

The final pieces are available to purchase through an online auction and bidding will end March 23. The highest bidder will receive the artwork. Winners will be announced on March 24. Not only will the funds be donated to a very important cause, but your purchase could encourage a student to pursue a career as an artist.

To make a bid please use this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Bidelman at 847-462-1856.


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