Fifth grade students in Michael Darpino’s art class at Polk Central Elementary are creating art for the UNITY Project.

The UNITY Project is designed to engage the Foothills community in a conversation about unity through the creation of artworks that capture both individual and collective visions of unity. This art project will provide opportunities for local amateur and professional artists to work together as well as opportunities to directly involve and engage students, adults and senior citizens in the creation of individual works that come together to define what ‘unity’ means for the Foothills.

Darpino’s students are making mixed media collages about their interpretation of what unity in the community represents. The finished artwork will be on display at the Tryon Fine Arts Center during the opening reception on May 7.

UNITY Project information