Third-grade students at Highland Elementary School are participating in a special project as part of a partnership with Wendell Foster and local artist Rex Robinson.
Wendell Foster, a non-profit agency serving people with disabilities, is hosting “Respect: Recent Adoration Artwork by Rex Robinson” at the Elmer Administration Building on the WC campus, located at 815 Triplett St., Owensboro.
The art show will feature a special “Highland Respect Mural,” which features 90 personal interpretations of the “Respect Starts Now” campaign. HES third-graders will tour Wendell Foster facilities starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, followed by the unveiling of the mural at 10 a.m.
HES guidance counselor Laura McCain said the project reflects the school’s commitment to providing meaningful learning experiences for students. “ ‘Service Learning’ takes on many different forms at Highland,” she said. “With the Wendell Foster project, we are excited to see how time and talents can bring joy into the lives and spaces of others. Wendell Foster has provided us the opportunity to share our talents while learning and growing from the overall experience of the people and their campus.”
Heirloom paintings and sculptures created by Robinson will be on display from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 through Jan. 11. A grand opening is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, with hors d’oeuvres and an auction of selected works.