Friday, June 22, 2018

Indian Ave School Bridgeton NJ "Living Out Our Dreams"

I had the pleasure to work with teaching artist Kathy Casper on an afterschool residency at the Indian Ave School in Bridgeton NJ. This program was funded by Appel Farm and the Pathways program. The students created mosaic baskets that contained the aspirations of the school. The basket motif was chosen because Indian Ave is located within the tribal nation of the Nanticote Leni Lenape. A Lenape princess attended our dedication! The principal wanted an eagle to span both sides of the hallway. Above the eagle are the words "Living Out our Dreams". This is the first time creating on a corner wall. I think it turned out really great despite the challenges of working in an after school setting.

Students viewing their mosaic at the unveiling. A real lenape princess in attendance!