Artist Alison Brynn Ross has been working with a group of Edmunds School students as part of an ongoing project which will culminate in creation of a mural at the students’ school. Recently, the students met with Ross at the EAC, using a projector to combine some of their design ideas on a larger picture plane. The students’ trip to Eastport also included a visit to the Tides Institute & Museum of Art.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with such a large group of kids with such a big age range to design the mural,” noted Ross. “We’ve been covering everything from all of the things that public art can be, to how I actually transfer and scale murals. There is very little dedicated arts education available in the schools in Washington County so I am honored to bring some new opportunities for creativity and creative problem solving to the school, and am very grateful for support from the EAC to help make this project happen.”

EAC has supported this project with help through our Maine Community Foundation Community Building Grant, and by hosting this workshop and a future workshop for adults, details still TBA.

Read a detailed feature story about this project by Lura Jackson in the October 13 issue of The Quoddy Tides.