Art students leave their mark on Jefferson

“Greetings from Jefferson” – Greene County art students, 2018

The painting students of Greene County art teacher Sarah Stott have once again brushed their mark on Jefferson, this time putting a 125-foot mural on the south side of Shadran Industrial and Sanitary Supply, which faces the Jefferson municipal building.

The wall was already painted white, and according to Stott, it “was calling out for a mural to be painted on it.” She proposed the “Greetings from Jefferson” mural to owner Randy Monthei, who “was all-in and very excited about the project proposal.”

The students spent two weeks of their one-hour class periods completing the design and doing the painting. “One of the goals for the students was to create a legacy painting that would be withstanding and to also add more beauty to our already beautiful town,” Stott said.

Stott said the art department has already received donations from the community to help with the cost of supplies for the 2019 mural project. “We are so pleased and thankful by the way the residents are encouraging and responding to the mural,” she said.

Mural painters included front, from left) Tierstyn Murray, Regan Williams, Dharyan Medina, Makayla Kafer, Ellie Madson, Maddie Sigler, Lizzy Allen, Eliza Carlson, Jolene Harvey and Josey Weaver; and back, from left) Angel Benavides, Brooke Jones, Yerson Salvin, Lily Muir, Tegan Lowe, Cory Higgins, Mohamed Ahmed, Ethan Hueser, Victor Santos and Junior Aguilar.

The first public project for a high school painting class was the concession stand at the Jefferson municipal pool in 2016. The 2017 classes painted the exterior of Twinns Shoppe.

Art that looks good enough to eat – 2017
GCHS students painted a bit of the ocean at the municipal pool – 2016
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