Students in my Drawing II classes worked on the “Paint for Peace” project which was started by Boston-based artist Robert Charles Guillemin, better know as Sidewalk Sam. The project which first started on the streets of Boston is aimed to promote peace, as well as to curb youth violence in the Boston area. My students worked together in small groups stenciling doves in front of each outside door of Lowell High School. Each dove has a purple banner underneath it which reads “Stop Violence-Create Peace.”
This project empowered students to create peace in our community while also adding to the aesthetic appeal of our campus.
Thank you to Sidewalk Sam, ArtStreet Inc., and the City of Lowell for enabling us to make this happen.