RBR VPA Art Students Decorate Little Silver Shops in Festive Fall Painted Themes
October 29, 2019
RBR VPA Art Students Decorate Little Silver Shops in Festive Fall
Every fall, Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual
& Performing Arts (VPA) teacher Claudia O’Connor and Ye Old Pie Shoppe
Owner Eileen Caruso coordinate their annual window painting project in downtown
Little Silver. Over ten businesses
participate in the project that results in clever windowscapes of pumpkin
patches, and graveyard themes. The students
plan and execute their designs, which Mrs. O’Connor oversees and approves. The
event takes an entire school day, with the students taking breaks for snacks
and lunch appreciatively provided by the business owners whose windows they are
adorning. The custom was originated by former Markham Place School art teacher,
Barbara Murray, over a decade ago, and was augmented by the high school since.
Caruso comments, “Little Silver Business and Professional Association –had asked
to add the high school and we have been coordinating every since. We love it.
It makes the town livelier. Our customers and business owners comment on how
really nice this tradition has become.”
O’Connor adds, “This is always a fun and productive exercise for our students.
They get to see how their art embellishes their community.”
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