Salem School art projects to have openings this week

This will be a big week for art students at Salem School with two major projects having openings.

On May 29, murals which fifth grade students have been working on for display at Salem Town Hall will be officially unveiled to the public. The opening, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Town Hall is located at 9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem.

Then, on June 1, an official unveiling of a  large-scale stained glass installation to be permanently displayed in the Salem School will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.

Seventh and eighth grade art students have been collaborating with local artist Dale Mellor on a large-scale stained glass installation to be permanently displayed in the Salem School District building, explained Salem art teacher Christina Schatmeyer. The students have taken part in designing the layout of the installation. Additionally, each class has collectively designed a stained glass panel using their knowledge of the elements and principals of art so that the project can be used as a teaching aid for future students and will serve as a symbol of school pride. Mellor has volunteered her time and talents towards making the project possible.

“Her advanced skills and professional experience with media such as glass, wire, and paint have enriched the art-making process of the middle school students,”Schatmeyer said.

The stained glass project is being funded entirely by donations from local businesses and community at-large.

The public also is invited to the stained glass unveiling.


One Comment

  1. Jack Niccolai says:

    Excellent! I am really looking forward to this.

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