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Art2O: Just Add Art and Watch Us Grow

“Just Add Art and Watch Us Grow”

Key to the comprehensive philosophy of engaging the entire person, the George Junior Republic Fine Arts Program offers a unique environment for youth to experience art as an effective and appropriate outlet for self-awareness and expression. Students have many opportunities through this program to develop skills and abilities that will help encourage a positive self-image.

Donations are needed for student supplies associated with approved artistic ventures, including the “Pointing the Way” sculpture signage project, the development of murals and mosaics, and the afterschool arts program, all important elements of our treatment through the arts.

Pointing the Way

“Pointing the Way” is a unique experience that engages George Junior Republic youth, Olde Town Grove City, the local community, the Grove City Area School District, the William H. Gladden Career and Technical Center, local merchants, and the community. The partnership of these entities encourages artwork through the design, creation, fabrication, and installation of two sculptural parking signs per year in downtown Grove City, a community in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The goal of “Pointing the Way” is to add pieces of sculptural signage designed to locate downtown parking spaces, to enhance the beauty of downtown, and to educate students on art design, fabrication, and presentation. This project is funded in part through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

The outcomes of this program encompass both academic achievement and skills development. Student participants learn to work in teams to create long-standing sculptural pieces. The project gives the students the chance to give back to the community and feel a greater connection to society. Art 20 donations may be earmarked specifically for this project.

To support Art2O as a crucial part of the treatment program at George Junior Republic, please contact the Director of Development at 724-458-9330  x 2171.