We received an amazing art book called "Be The Change," and a $100 donation from the Dover-Sherborn Middle School all the way out in Massachusetts!
We are so humbled honored to know that our work is able to inspire artists and youth, all the way from the Bay to MA! The book shows pictures of art and a temporary mural that was inspired by our Oakland Superheroes Mural Project.
Here is a note from Dover-Sherborn Middle School's visual arts teacher, Cathy Simino.
"Dear members of the Oakland Super Hero Mural Project, after learning about your fantastic community art program, our students at Dover-Sherborn, MA Middle School were inspired to create their own temporary mural to promote peace. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Ramos. Our heartfelt condolences g out to you. please accept our small donation and a copy of our book we created in support of all you are doing."
The book was featured at Dover-Sherborn Middle Schools annual arts festival.
The event featured visual art displays, poetry readings, and performances from the middle school's jazz bands, and several small breakout vocal groups. The event was featured an article which you can read in full here.
On Monday, June 6, the Dover-Sherborn Middle School held its annual “Arts Festival.” The event featured visual art displays, poetry readings, and performances from the middle school’s jazz bands, and several small breakout vocal groups. In addition, there was a student-led fundraising initiative from the Community Action Group’s Empty Bowls, which featured hand-made ceramic cups filled with lemonade and iced tea for a $10 donation. All proceeds went to Project Bread, which helps with community-based solutions, health center programs for children and adults, community supported agriculture, school breakfasts, chefs in schools, chefs in Head Start, and building sustainable food systems and informing public policy.
In addition, “Be the Change,” a book that was created to benefit the Oakland Superheroes Mural Project, was on sale for $20. A few of the books, which showcase much of the middle school’s art from this year and quotes from famous people and D-S Middle School students, is still available. To purchase a copy, email Cathy Simino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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