You are invited to join a conversation about creating and executing art projects in and around Amidon-Bowen Elementary School on April 18 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the school at 4th and I Streets.

Imagine a stairwell filled with whimsical mobiles and colorful banners, or a playground fence lined with turtles, herons, rockfish and waves, or children participating in building a giant sculpture for the yard. These are just some possibilities to complement Amidon-Bowen’s nearly $10 million upgrade to its physical and programmatic structures. Imagine the wonderful impact that engaging Amidon-Bowen youth will have, helping give form to images and concerns that resonate with them. Together we could give life to these visions and surround the school’s physical and learning environment with engaging color and shapes. An infusion of art and creativity done as a partnership between community residents and our school’s students could have a profound impact on our community.

Amidon-Bowen seeks volunteer artists-in-residence to assist this effort of creating art for the school. Ideally, the artists will be able to create art in conjunction with the children for permanent or temporary display within the building, on the playground, or on the exterior building. Amidon-Bowen also seeks donations of money and materials such as fabric, metal for fabrication, pottery clay and any other ideas to create public art.

Please contact Amidon-Bowen PTA President Martin Welles at martinwelles@hotmail.com or Reverend Brian Hamilton at beh@westminster.org.

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