Students in kindergarten through 12th grade partnered together to create beautiful and unique garden sculptures in support of a local non-profit: Artists Working in Education (AWE). The sculptures were on display throughout campus during the month of May, and were auctioned off virtually on May 28 and 29. The auction generated $1,540, and all proceeds benefitted AWE.
“We wanted to create a work of art that brought all three divisions together, in addition to finding a way to help our greater Milwaukee community through an auction,” said Priscilla Woods, Upper School art teacher. Students from all divisions, whether attending in-person or virtual, were able to contribute towards the design, creation, and completion of the sculptures. The Visual Arts teachers decided to showcase the sculptures to the school community for the first time via a virtual auction. Parents and visitors are able to enjoy the artwork outside on the school’s beautiful campus, while raising funds to bring visual arts experiences directly to schools and community centers in Milwaukee.
“We know that the arts provide an essential outlet for expression,” said Woods. “We chose to support the AWE because we value the ways they extend much-needed opportunities to create art to so many in the Milwaukee community.”
Many thanks to our Visual Arts faculty Christina Dresang, Sarah Markwald, Jessica Michels, and Priscilla Woods, who spearheaded the project and installed the sculptures around campus.