On a recent Friday AltDaily teamed up with the Norfolk Arts District for the United Way’s Day of Caring.
We asked the 2nd graders of PB Young Sr. Elementary School–located in the Young Terrace neighborhood just outside the arts district–What do you dream about? The students drew their answers for us in the most charming 2nd grade fashion. From there, ODU art professor Heather Bryant led our team of volunteer artists in interpreting the student dreams into large scale murals on the walls of the school.
Here’s a video about the Day of Caring in which our project is highlighted:
We’d like to thank the owners of Public House and Supper, who donated the money necessary to buy the supplies. The City of Norfolk’s Office of Cultural Affairs and The Chrysler Museum’s Glass Studio also pitched in with some surplus paint they had on hand.
To see the progression from student work to pro work on the walls, and to get to know the artists a little better, click on the images below. It was truly lovely to watch these collaborations between student dreamers and adult artists unfold.
For more on the United Way of South Hampton Roads and all the life-altering things they do, click here.