The Atlantic County Special Services School District (ACSSSD) in Mays Landing is pleased to be the recipient of an Artists-in-Education Residency grant for the 2012-2013 school year.
Under the leadership of district art teachers Lisa Confora and Sarah Friedley, Resident Artist Marilyn Keating is working with our school to create a beautiful 16x4 foot mural as a collaborative district-wide project. This project is bringing together the educational community through the common medium of art expression. During this process, students, staff members, parents and community members have the opportunity to create and contribute a piece to the mosaic.
ACSSSD is a county-wide public school that provides a wide range of programs and services to special education students from ages three through twenty-one in a variety of specialized settings. The mosaic represents the diversity of students and staff, as well as the mission of our district. The themes we are incorporating into the mosaic include environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, promoting the arts in everyday life and related district programs. District program themes include gardening, recycling, landscaping, restaurant and food services and woodworking.
Every student in the district will be creating a mosaic tile to be included in the mural. A core group of twenty students are assisting in the assembly of the mural along with Marilyn Keating, teachers, staff and parents. We will continue to work with Marilyn on the mural on a weekly basis until it is completed. Upcoming work dates include 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 and 3/14/13.