It’s been “billboard time” at St. Luke School this week. Last year’s billboard – Proud to be a St. Luke Lion – featured a Lion with a colorful, flowing mane that was hand-painted by our students. The billboard was designed by our art teacher Sietske Johnson, and has moved around town over the past year. (As of this posting, you can still see it up downtown near the Civic Center.) The school continues to receive compliments on it, and people are always amazed by the fact that over 550 students had a hand in painting it, using brooms, mops and paintbrushes.
The billboard our students have worked on this week is our third one, and our art department has it down to a science at this point. The inspiration came from the wall around the recycling bins at the Middle School. That wall was painted a number of years ago as a school-wide art project, and is covered in bright, colorful flowers. This year’s billboard will have similar flowers, all hand-painted by students. The billboard also contains a message, but one was covered all week as the students painted. Outfront Media picked up the billboard this morning, and hopes to have it up next week. We can’t wait to see the finished product up (and our students and staff can’t wait to find out what this year’s message is)! You can see more photos from this week’s billboard project in our 2015 Billboard album on smugmug.com.