Tinley Park HS Students Attend Art of Africa Exhibit
Recently, Tinley Park High School’s French 3 class, taught by Mrs. Selime Baftiri, ventured into Francophone Africa, by attending a culturally engaging field trip to the Art Institute in Chicago for a guided tour of the “Art of Africa” exhibit, where a docent led the students in discussions about the significance of wood sculptures and masks from French-speaking countries like Mali, Burkina-Faso, and Cameroun. Students learned about the interdependence of humans, animals and nature in these fascinating parts of the world. After the exhibit, students were able to explore on their own. Many visited the Impressionism exhibit, which focused on French painters. After the Art Institute, students had an authentic Algerian-French themed lunch at “Icosium Kafé” in Chicago. The meal consisted of mint tea, bastille chicken pie, couscous and organic crêpes, reiterating Tinley Park High School’s vision of “Healthy Body, Healthy Minds”.