This year, to celebrate our annual Jean Rice and Palmer True Peace Day, we have invited artist and educator Lenore Lyons, founder of the Key Idea, to work with our students and teachers.
Lenore’s work is amazing. She collaborates with large and small groups of people of all ages to discover the key….whatever that might be to the population with which she is working. Her websites explains:
Both simple and profound, The Key Idea® was designed to be accessible to all. Since The Key Idea® began in 2015, nearly 6,000 adults and children have participated in this unique art and writing project where everyone, of every age uses the same materials and does the exact same project …The Key Idea, Inc. is collecting and exhibiting across America. We wonder… Are we as a nation more alike than different?
When Sandy and I were brainstorming about how to hear our students’ voices in our strategic planning work, Lenore’s projects seemed a perfect fit. What is the key to Bridgeview Montessori’s future?
With Lenore’s guidance, on April 9th and 10th, our students will have the chance to make a piece of art comprised of words and images that answer that question. Their collective work will be on display during our Celebration of Art.