You may have seen some of our CBSD student's painting downtown. It's not graffiti, it's spooky Halloween art! Students from 5th grade to senior high have committed their time after school and weekend hours to paint our community with their creativity.
"The windows look fantastic and it reminds me of Columbia 30+ years ago," says Superintendent of CBSD, Thomas Strickler.
"In an effort to give Columbia Students more connection to art and their own creativity in the school and community we began the CHS Art Club last February, at a time when CHS had only a part-time teacher for both Junior and Senior High. Over the summer a group of students met 6-8 times to create some art on the walls inside CHS. The current window project is an outcrop of the momentum being built now that we have two new full time and enthusiastic art teachers, Mr. Mikos at the Junior High/High school and Mr. Santos K-6th teacher." says, Diana Thomas. She is a long-time resident and passionate about the arts. She's lived in Columbia since 2004 and has been volunteering at CHS for two years getting to know the students and seeing how she might be of service.
You can find the artwork at 10 different locations downtown Columbia including the police station, Hinkle's and the new AJ's Surplus Grocery Store.
LNP picked up our awesome story, you can read it here. We are so thankful for the positive feedback around town...keep an eye out for images of winter and the holidays in the weeks to come.