In an effort to build a relationship between Blaine Elementary and Lakeview High School and to expose Lakeview High School to future potential students, Maria Guasso approached the art teachers at Lakeview High School with a project in mind: create a public art collaboration done by kids and mentored by high school students.
In the summer of 2011, 8 free workshops were held at Lakeview High School led by art teachers Sharon Finley, Kate Garcia, Erica Bessagio, Shana Ryback and Maria Guasso. Each workshop focused on a right /left-brain function and art was created around those keywords. Wanting to keep the project as green as possible, recycled materials were used from Lakeview High School’s cafeteria, reused paper, yarn, and tree branches collected after a storm. Over 60 students participated ranging in grades from pre kindergarten to seniors in high school. The result is an amazing public art display!