Still time to support the arts

EVART - There’s not a lot of time left for area businesses to get involved with a unique project, display original art, and encourage talented young artists from Evart High School as they learn and create.

Not a lot of time.

There are only three sculptures left.

EHS art teacher Jenneke Erbes recently announced her hopes for getting the community involved in a edgy project sharing the school’s art program to a wider audience.

She has a class focusing on community art.

“Students decided they want to show more school spirit throughout the community,” said Erbes in an earlier interview. “The idea they came up with is life-size human sculptures, (actual molds of students in my class), performing a school related activity - and made out of clear packing tape.

“Students are having a great time creating these sculptures.”

The teacher and her students then considered how to best display the works of art and wondered if businesses would like to sponsor a life-size sculpture to be displayed inside or outside of their business — visible for the public to enjoy.

“If businesses are interested, we are asking for a $100 donation per sculpture,” she reported. “This covers supply cost and helps fund-raise for the art department.

“We hope local businesses are as excited as we are about displaying our work and school spirit throughout the community.”

Now, the offerings available to local businesses are becoming more and more limited.

“We currently have only three sculptures left: a girl reading, a baseball player, and our wildcat mascot,” Erbes pointed out.

“Any interested business needs to let me know as soon as possible.

The three remaining sculptures are ready ... waiting for a home.

If any business is interested please contact Erbes via e-mail erbesj@evart.k12.mi.us or phone 231-734-5551.