Nancy Tieken Lopez – Community Art Partnerships
In the 2003/2004 school year Nancy Lopez collaborated with the Glenshire Elementary fifth grade students and teachers with Randi Thompson from the US Fish and Wildlife Services to create beautiful totem poles displayed in the student’s neighborhood. The students learned about the environment through a class workshop with Randi and then the students collaborated with each other to create a wildlife scene that they painted on the totem poles.
This art project won the Roots and Shoots activity report sweepstakes and more importantly the students ranked this project their favorite of the whole year. The totem poles are featured at the trailhead of the Glenshire pond and helps to educate the public on the local flora and fauna of our area.
In the past 15 years the totem poles need repainting and this fall would be a perfect time to work with a new group of students to recreate the totem poles. We are requesting funds for design, painting, and securing the totem poles near the Glenshire Pond and designing, painting, installation of a new community art project in the meadow of Glenshire Elementary School.