LIBERTY LINES MAY 4, 2016 - EDITiON 1
Renaissance Institute's Art teacher, Kristen Marino, has come up with an amazing mural design for the mural she has the students painting on the outside wall of an art store on Newark and Cole St in Jersey City, not too far from the school. The Theme is about organ/tissue donation.
The concept for the mural stemmed from a trip students took to The Sharing Network in New Providence, NJ. Ms. Sheila Love, the Health & Physical Education teacher at Renaissance Institute, focused a series of lessons about organ donation, culminating with the trip. During the trip, student, Almira Williams, came up with the idea to incorporate organ donation awareness into the community mural. From this point art specialist, Kristen Marino, had students research symbols, imagery, and slogans related to the topic. The art classes then worked collaboratively, piecing together the images and slogans that best represented the intended message. Over the course of 1 week, students went on location to paint the mural which is on the wall at Hudson County Art Supply. It will remain up for the month of May, and possibly June.