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While voting, we were reminded that Picasso said, ‘Every child is an artist.’


Above / Student art on exhibit at the Naperville Municipal Center now through April 4, 2024, is sure to ignite smiles and wonder. (PN Photos)

About 30 minutes before the Early Voting polls closed on Mon., March 18, the entrance along Eagle Street to the City of Naperville Municipal Parking lot was backed up. We slowed down, then carefully turned right off Eagle into the packed parking lot at the Municipal Center.

Wow! We imagined a long line of voters waiting in the lower level to make their voices heard before the polls closed at 7PM.

Once inside, we quickly discovered parents and students were attending the annual School District 203 Art Exhibit on display throughout the open spaces of the Municipal Center.

Four DuPage County voters were waiting in line to cast their ballots in the lower level. No Will County voters were waiting in the City Clerk’s office.

Voting took less than five minutes, so we took time to wander throughout the exhibit, now featured through Thurs., April 4.

“Put Your Heart into Art” is an engaging display of talent, representative of all ages of students. We appreciated all the efforts to showcase the wide variety of the students’ work.

Naperville City Clerk Dawn Portner noted that 10 works of the young artists would be selected and reproduced for colorful banners to be displayed along 95th Street later this spring.

Look for the words of Picasso on display, too. “Every child is an artist.”

And here’s a small sample that impressed Naperville Mayor Scott Wehrli, too!

2024 Primary Election Day thoughts / March 19

If you’ve yet to decide whether or not to vote on this Primary Election Day, consider the encouraging and wise words of a few folks from the past. Your votes could help determine which hopefuls advance to the General Election on Nov. 5, 2024.

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” —Pablo Picasso

 “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” —Pericles

 “Elections belong to the people.” —Abraham Lincoln

 “Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” —Susan B. Anthony

 “If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.” —George Carlin

And our longtime favorite…

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” —Plato

Click here for updated PN commentary that includes the contested candidates running to serve Naperville in DuPage County, Will County, Springfield and Washington, D.C., all of whom need votes in order to be on the General Election ballot in November.

Polls in Naperville and throughout Illinois on this 2024 Primary Election Day will be open from 6AM to 7PM Tues., March 19.

Be inspired. Experience the art of voting! —PN

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