Thumbs up for first post on a brand-new blog design! I tried out the new post designs for awhile, but the sidebar was missing from those.....bringin it back old school, with a super-bright overhaul. Hope your eyes aren't burning. ;)
So yesterday after school, I went back out to Junction City to see our mural all installed on the wall, and help the kids who painted it celebrate! The local news even came out and interviewed the kids earlier in the day. (Read that little blurb here)
I've never had a "real" gallery-style art opening for a kids mural before, but I'm so glad the school put this together! We had snacks and sparkling cider, and another Lane Arts Council teaching artist came out to play his guitar for us. The principal came by, along with the LAC Director (aka my boss), the kids' proud parents, and of course, the kids who painted this. I think making the extra effort to do something like this can stick with kids for a long time. It's taking the time to say "hey, you made this positive thing with your own hands and it MEANS SOMETHING." It was cool to see them explaining it to the reception guests and feeling that sense of accomplishment. Ah, what a cool night.