Rogers Elementary School students had an opportunity to create “Memory Quilts” with the help of the Arts Council for Chautauqua County and the Rogers School PTA. Students spent five weeks, by grade level, working with artists, Kellyn Baron, Tara Eastman and Renee Pye, creating individual acrylics on canvas. Each grade level had a theme such as seasons, stories or classes they took while at Rogers School. Fourth graders created word art that described Rogers School. Each student in the school created a memory and the artists put all of the canvases together in larger “quilts” by grade level. The Memory Quilts are portable so they can travel around the district to different schools.
“Rogers School, over the years, has participated in many Arts in Education projects,” said Len Barry, Arts Council Arts in Education Coordinator. “We wanted to give the students, and staff members, the opportunity to create a lasting and permanent voice about their times at Rogers School. I think the piece turned out beautifully and we hope to display it at various locations.”
A special thanks to the Rogers PTA who paid for the cost of all the supplies for the project.