The Art Opening Project

If you have noticed the very creative artwork gracing our walls in the Children’s area and hallway, we have The Art Opening Project to thank!  Artists and teachers Erin Boehme and Hannah Burgoyne are working with local classrooms to publicly display student’s artworks.

The Art Opening Project – Tending the Gardens of Creativity – is funded through the Dorcas Birchim Art Fund and is in partnership with Wild Roots Forest School Eastern Sierra.  The goal is to support children’s creativity and contribution to our community through inclusive art projects, individual creations, public display and community involvement.   Learn more about the project at the website ( or by contacting Erin at

The first show to arrive on our walls is the work of Mrs. Arcularius’s Fourth Grade class from Round Valley Elementary.  The students learned about Native American storytelling traditions and read some wonderful retellings of Native American legends.  Each student then created a multimedia collage representing a legend/book, with stunning results.  As a bonus for displaying their work, in addition to the recognition for their creativity, each student will receive special coupons for visiting their display.

Erin will coordinate future displays with classroom teachers.  Please contact her if you are interested!

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