Chalking it up to Spirit

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Rushmore Avenue students in Kara Stobe’s sixth-grade art class have been studying the work of public artists Julian Beaver and Keith Haring.

“In the spirit of public art, we have been creating chalk drawings on our playground for the school to enjoy at recess,” said Stobe. “It is our hope that students share art with as many people as possible and inspire others to make art a part of everyday life.”

Student artists were encouraged to create messages to their peers that evoked fun, joy and presence.

“It was moving and joyful to take art outdoors for all to enjoy,” said Stobe. “As always, our students are immersed in a place where we believe in our ideas and the power of following what you love to do. Most importantly, we believe in sharing those ideas and inspiring others to do the same.”