My Dream Is...
During a Poetry and Art's Exhibition at String Theory Schools, we displayed a "My Dream Is" wall, inspired by the New Orlean's artist Candy Chang. All students, parents, teachers and friends were encouraged to write in what their dream was.
The success of this first art instillation prompted me to repeat it during the Creative Cafe, a public performance and display of student work at a local Barnes and Noble's. The Creative Cafe took place during my time at Lower Moreland School District.
No Place For Hate: Anti-Defamation League
Part of Lower Moreland's district initiatives is being a No Place for Hate accredited school. While at Murray Avenue school, I was part of this committee and ran numerous events to support this initiative. To begin we created an interactive mural, where students agreed to sign the pledge by placing their handprint onto a large canvas. The completed painting is hanging in the school. Second, I created an interactive art piece using lids and paper towel rolls. Students wrote inspirational messages and placed them inside the rolls. As kids walked by throughout the day, they could take a message or leave one. Finally, I ran an art competition for one student's work to get printed as a large poster to be displayed in the school. The submissions included 2D and digital artwork.
Painting with Older Adults
Family Paint Night
The Memory Project
The Memory Project connects art students with children from disadvantaged background. The students create a portrait for the other child to keep. The portraits displayed are from Ukraine. You can watch the Ukrainian students receive their portraits by clicking the button below.