“(She) does a great job of creating a sense of belonging in her classroom,” Keane said.
Keane said he is not an artist, but he still helped with the project a few times, and both Adams and Winer made him feel comfortable.
“Mrs. Adams made such an extensive and welcoming arts program in this school,” said senior Frances Bukovsky. “She really pulled the project together.”
Adams said the project was motivated and driven by the students, and she is very pleased by their hard work.
“I can’t let tonight pass without telling the students I am so proud of them,” Adams said.
Bukovsky was also an integral member of the design team.
“It was a collaboration between the AP art class, myself and Mrs. Adams,” Bukovsky said.
The first column that is visible upon entering the school features a patriot, the school mascot, with an American flag. The second column displays the history of the area, featuring a Native American and a drum. The third column highlights the local landscape at sunset.
“We have a beautiful work of art to welcome people as they enter our school,” Rose said.
Bukovsky said the project was very meaningful to her as she plans to go into the art field after college.
“I learned how to express ideas and to go through and complete a project,” Bukovsky said.
Overall, she said she is very proud of the collaboration between students to complete the project.
“Before the project there wasn’t as much community in the school,” Bukovsky said. “It was great to see all the students working together.”
Superintendent Tim Ryan said there are plans to work with Winer again next year on a different project. He said he hopes to have a guest artist every year.
“I hope that there is enough support to continue projects like this because I really feel they are beneficial for the community,” Bukovsky said.