Inspired by the “For Freedoms” nationwide public art project, 4th & 5th graders designed lawn signs to post along the road adjacent to our school to communicate the issues that matter to us and inspire others to think about issues that matter to them.

Founded in 2016 by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—these public exhibitions and installations spark discussions on civic issues and core values, and advocate for dialogue and civic participation.

In the TBS art studio students contemplated the questions: “How does where we live influence HOW we live?” “How can looking from another perspective help us understand ourselves and others?” and “How does art invite us to engage with our community?” See the lawn signs at 1310 University Ave. More actions to come.