|Julia, Ms. Kuntz and I gear up for our ride in the sky.|
On this spectacular spring morning, Julia and her art teacher Martha Anne Kuntz, joined me at the billboard site at 1150 South Lamar to sign her work. How do you sign a billboard? Easy, just call the fire department! Our local fire department staff came to the rescue with a cherry picker that got us up to the sign and back down safely. Whew! That’s quite a ride!
Congratulations to Julia for creating such a fine piece of art. Her painting echoes the work of artists throughout history, including Vincent Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. It’s very detailed and painstakingly crafted, but also stunning as a large piece viewed from a distance. Don’t miss the chance to see the large billboard, as well as the original painting on display at the Youth Month Art Show.
|Julia signs her monumental artwork, with a little help from AFD.|
After the billboard signing, I visited the Art Show with Mark Curry of Wells Fargo. It is a truly impressive display of work from our most talented student artists. Congratulations to second place winner Bowie sophomore Sarah Boles, and third place winner, McCallum sophomore Maxine Leinweber, for having their art selected from an impressive array of creative work.
|Wells Fargo's Mark Curry and I are surrounded by a stunning array of award winning student art.|
|This imaginative painting from Bowie sophomore Sarah Boles took second place.|