Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shout out to Rachel Allen

Shout out to Rachel and her students! Shout out, too, for public art!

Class of 2007 graduate, Rachel Fawcett Allen, has been awarded a Teacher Initiated Project from the KAC that provides funds for professional artists to work with teachers and students. Rachel wrote a grant to take unused wood from a tree in front of her school and transform it into public art, made by students at Frankfort Middle and High School. Students will be collaborating with artist Melanie VanHouten. Check out photos and information here. HUGE congrats to Rachel for her work as an art teacher, for taking the initiative to write the grant, and for furthering the ways in which public art can reach wide audiences.

Photo from Rachel's blog. All props and courtesies to her for use.

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