Artist Bob Doster and students are creating "I Love You" sculptures.
Fine arts students are creating two sculptures with the help of local community leaders.
Under the direction of SC artist Bob Doster, students and leaders traced their hands onto metal and then cut the metal into handshapes that will be included in the sculptures. The sculptures will be five feet tall when completed and feature hands forming the "I Love You" sign.
Fine arts director Josh Padgett came up with the idea for the sculpture and obtained funding for the $10,000 project. He submitted a grant request to the South Carolina's Arts in the Basic Curriculum Project and obtained additional support through the school's fundraising arm, The Walker Foundation. One sculpture will be placed in Spartanburg, home of the school, and a second sculpture will be placed in another SC community.
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is designated as an advanced school by the Arts in the Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project. The ABC Project provides leadership to achieve quality, comprehensive arts education (dance, music, media arts, theatre, visual arts, and creative writing) for all students in South Carolina. The project is cooperatively directed by the SC Arts Commission, the SC Department of Education, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University. For more information, go towww.abcprojectsc.com.
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