Spring Garden Waldorf eighth-graders will participate in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibit, “Leading for Social Justice,” Jan., 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This exhibit of student art represents social justice topics young people face both inside and outside of school, and was created to help the deepen the understanding of ongoing struggles experienced by students on issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, learning ability and more.
The Spring Garden student art appearing in the show was also on display last December at The Akron Art Museum in the exhibit, “Build Bridges, Not Walls.” Spring Garden students took part in the art projects and exhibits as part of their eighth-grade community activism curriculum.
Teacher Michael Gannon said, “Through this project, the students have researched events and issues in the world around them, and found a voice in creatively discussing ways to be a part of positive, constructive change. They are truly beginning to shape the future of their world.”
The Cleveland Museum of Art is located at 11150 East Blvd., in Cleveland.
Spring Garden Waldorf School is the only fully accredited Waldorf School in Northeast Ohio. Located on a rural campus in Copley, SGWS serves children from nursery school through eighth-grade. Learn more online at www.sgws.org.