Sunday I attended the second annual art show at Montpelier school and oh how they color our world. Viewing the tangible art of young imaginations brings such joy. As we walked the halls graced with so many mediums, from crayons to clay, a sense of gratitude coursed through me. I’m grateful that the school my grandson attends sees the magic in art and music and celebrates with exuberance, the too-often first to go classes in an economic down-turn.
Budding artists walked the halls with parents and grandparents in tow pointing at their precious work.
One proud artist stood next to his creation, while his Mimi snapped his picture
What shapes and color were found on this table..imagination in cubes.
And then there were suitcases, covered in magical patterns and vivid colors
"Love Luggage" was a service project created by Ohio art teachers and the beneficiaries are foster children. Because these children are often pulled from a situation on short notice, they have no way to carry their possessions except for in trash bags. This is certainly not a way to honor this person or their belongings. To remedy this, the art teachers came up with a service project that breathes new life into old luggage and turns them into prized possessions. The suitcases are given to children in foster care to keep and cherish forever." Want to know more? Check out Snippety Gibbet.
I was touched by such a beautful project where children bring love and art together for other children who face uncertain futures.
President Lyndon B. Johnson put it most eloquently when he said....
I couldn't agree more.