Here is Our 4th Grade Students' (Now 5th!) artwork on display for all of Pittsburgh to see!
(Our Panel Is the first on the right in this picture)The Installation ProcessKnit the BridgeThe Bridge is Up!During the 2012-2013 school year my 4th graders participated in the, "Knit the Bridge" project which is a community-led arts project that will bring the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on the Andy Warhol bridge (7th Street) in downtown Pittsburgh. This is also in conjunction with Fiberarts International 2013. The intention of Knit the Bridge is to celebrate the history of Pittsburgh as a city of bridges and steel as well as celebrate the region’s thriving, contemporary arts scene and knit our communities together."(This explanation is taken directly from the Knit the Bridge website).
My students created individual weavings that have been combined to form one whole panel which will be apart of the hundreds to thousands that fill the bridge in downtown Pittsburgh. I thought this would be a great way to have our students take action by fostering a connection, and creative community with our neighboring communities and artists.A special thank you to all the PTA, parents, "Kid Ewe Knot" company in Bridgeville, faculty, and staff for donating yarn to our project. We couldn't have done it without you!!!From left to right Rebecca Gehring, Drew Conwell, Eden Kirby