We unveiled a new piece of public art featuring eight former Glacier Middle School students bigger than life in the library!
"The Name of Our World" was created by local artist Henry Luke with funding from a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission. Three of the student models, who submitted photos of themselves for the project when it started in 2020, were able to attend an art dedication event for the mural and the artist.
A plaque describes the artwork and translates the sayings the artist researched to represent sayings from various cultures and languages represented at Glacier.
The artist's own parents attended, having a keen interest in the piece after seeing it created on 15-inch wide strips of fabric in their basement. Wallpaper hangers installed the artwork.
The students are all in various high schools and some in other cities, and one in another state, although members of his family came to represent and see the artwork.
Visit the artwork virtually via the Washington public art portal: gethps.info/3DaYp4s
See more photos of the students and the dedication ceremony in our October 18 Facebook post.