Dreams of our Future, Glendale Elementary School, 2011

Our first Madison-based project served children in the MMSD school with the highest percentage of low income students that year. In partnership with the James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center for the Arts and Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters,125 fifth graders at Glendale Elementary School under the leadership of art teacher Victoria Vetter, collaborated on five books that expressed their dreams for the future. The images were juried by five working artists and 25 were selected to hang in the Overture Center's Playhouse Gallery. Authors Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzak and the late David McLimans brought slides and videos of their work and tips on how to become a children's book author/illustrator.The kids then presented their work in slides to family and friends at the Rotunda Theater. Later, the exhibit traveled to the American Girl Gallery and was commemorated by then Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.