Last Friday at 2:10 pm, several third-graders wiped off the final bit of grout they had rubbed on, and the mosaic they had been making for ten days was officially complete. This week it will be installed on the wall in the second-floor main hall, and on Thursday night, May 26th, the school community will see it for the first time at Art Night.
The unveiling ceremony will begin shortly after 6:00 pm, with brief comments by Roberts' Principal Kirk Johnson, Art Teacher Extraordinaire Kate Shanley, Roberts School parent and project coordinator Cheryl Rodriguez, STARS Grant Program Manager Diane Daily (the project's largest funder), and Artist in Residence Susan Altman (me).
Art Night is fun for many reasons: there are lots of activities that little kids enjoy (making stuff out of random recycled materials, for one), an art gallery featuring a work of art made by EVERY SINGLE kid in the school (that's almost 600 pieces of art, folks!), and this year--only this year--seeing the entire "Many Cultures of the Roberts School" mosaic for the first time. We will also have a video of the process of creating the mosaic running on continuous loop.
This week's event will be the third annual Art Night. I hope to see you!
Time: Starts at 6 pm
Mosaic unveiling: 6:15 (approximate time)
Location: 35 Court Street, Medford (just off Salem Street, a few blocks from the Route 93 rotary)
Parking: Free street parking, but there will be lots of visitors so you may have to walk a few blocks.