Students Turn Lunch Tables Into Works Of Art
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City school students are joining forces to create art projects using social progress as their brush and school lunch tables as their canvas.
Middle school students from all five boroughs, including I.S. 51 in Graniteville, Staten Island, are working on projects with the theme, "You promised me the world, what happens if there's nothing left."
Their projects will address topics ranging from education to health care and the environment.
Work goes through the end of next week before they become part of a citywide exhibition, debuting at Union Square Park on April 29th.
"We're going to be putting it in the parks and express our feelings and show people that art is a great way to express their all feelings and show that we need to start caring about the earth a little more,” said one I.S. 51 student artist.
“Even if sometimes we don't get along, with this project we really become one person because we work together, and in the end, we learn something new to count on each other because we can't do this all on our own,” said another student artist.
The program is being conducted through a partnership between NYC Parks and Recreation, and the group Learning Through An Expanded Arts Program. For more information, go to leapnyc.org.