Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Theme Day: Glass


Twenty five years later, this art project by Willits High School students still brightens the row of windows on the side wall of the City Council Chambers. About a dozen panes in all, they depict cultural and natural history themes of our area. Arts education has many lasting effects, and this investment in it was sponsored in part by an Exemplary Arts Grant from the California Arts Council.

For more examples of glass seen in cities around the world, click here to view thumbnails for all participants in today's City Daily Photo Bloggers theme.

21 comments:

Dina said...

Very beautiful, and made by teenagers!
Would that our high schools had such projects and good teachers and encouragement for art.

Hilda said...

These were made by high school students? Wow. They're fantastic! A beautiful choice for theme day, Elaine!

Ham said...

A great achievement to be able to point to. I'd be curious to find out what happened to all those school kids.

Shantaram said...

Great choice, great picture!

Babooshka said...

If only we were as progressive here. Art at all leves should be supported and encouraged like this.

Kym said...

I think that in order to graduate high school students should have to produce some piece that beautifies their community. Imagine how that would invest their emotions and pride. Pieces like the glass reinforce my belief.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! Excellent choice for the theme day.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a cool high school art project. I wish more public buildings had more art from students displayed. it connects youth to government and citizens to youth.

Laurie said...

I love this.

Kim said...

That's just so cool. Those students could potentially have brought their kids to see this effort of theirs back in the day. I read through all the names just to see if I recognized anyone's. Looks like a brother and sister were in it together. How many more panels does this go on for? The colors pull me right in.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Keith said...

"Exemplary Art" is a perfect name for it. They should be very proud.

Petrea said...

I like Kym's idea. Not only would every community be a nicer place, but every student would learn something about community.

Great post.

magiceye said...

novel idea! beautiful!

Bibi said...

How beautiful, and a lasting memory of those who created it.

Kate said...

It's great when high school students get a chance to display theit interests and talents. How wonderful that you helped with this effort by chosing this project for the theme day!

susieofarabia said...

Very colorful - what a great project for the students!

raf said...

What a natural choice for theme day, Elaine. Great support for those students from grants, teachers and community. Wonderful!

JM said...

Very interesting! The flowers in the middle pannel have a certain Art Nouveau look. Just lovely!

USelaine said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one, everybody. The students involved with this could be grandparents by now, and the result of the project is bound to last longer than they do.

I think each graduating class gets involved with some sort of project, but sometimes it's raising money for school equipment, etc. Those kinds of efforts will be needed more and more in these economic times.

Thanks for your visits!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

It's a great work and Kim is right. Really nice choice !

Ken said...

Very nice.