Collaborative City Public Art Project on Display

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Hollins students worked with Breckinridge Middle School students in creating prints for the Williamson Road Library.
Hollins students worked with Breckinridge Middle School students in creating prints for the Williamson Road Library.

During January, the 8th grade art students of Dan Kuehl at Breckinridge Middle School worked in coordination with art students of Professor Jennifer Anderson from Hollins University. The 20 college students worked in the middle school art room with 55 middle schoolers, teaching them the process of printmaking. Students created prints, which have been installed in the Williamson Road Library, as part of the library’s recent renovations. The college students also created prints in their own studio, which are intermingled with the young artists.

Titled “Our Collective Wishes” the art work is a project of the City of Roanoke’s Public Art Program which is funded by a Percent for Art Ordinance, established by the City of Roanoke as a way to fund public art in city neighborhoods and public places to reflect its vibrancy and heritage.

The art installation which had a grand opening with a reception on Saturday, Feb 18th, is part of Roanoke’s Marginal Arts Festival.

Download the City’s Arts and Cultural Plan at www.roanokeva.gov/artsplan