Chapman School in Anchor Point was the recent recipient of an Artist in Schools Grant from the Bunnell Street Arts Center. This grant gave us an opportunity to have local artist Deland Anderson in our school for two weeks in January. Deland introduced his unique brand of “dot” art to each of our 121 pre-k through eighth grade students. Not only did students produce their own art to take home and share with their families, but they also produced a studentgenerated piece that will be permanently displayed in our school.
In addition to thanking Deland Anderson for his patience, flexibility, and willingness to work with all of our students, I would like to thank Bunnell Street Arts Center for their continued support for the arts in our local schools. I also would like to extend my appreciation for those who help fund their Artist in Schools projects, including the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jazzline, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, and the Rasmuson Foundation.
Lastly, projects like these would not be possible without the steadfast support of the Chapman School Parent Group.
Thank you to all involved in supporting our future artists.
Chapman School Principal