Germantown glass at Love Park

Some Germantown High School students – stained glass artists all, are on their way to New Orleans next fall. And in a way, their trip begins today at the Visitor’s Center at Love Park.

From 5 to 7 p.m. today GHS students will present the stained glass windows they made as a donation for a new school opening in New Orleans. They made the windows in an after school art program at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown. They’re giving them to the Morris Jefferson public school in New Orleans because they want to be part of the solution in the hurricane ravaged area.

The school, new this year, is an attempt to reverse the de-facto racial segregation of the New Orleans public school district by being intentional about a racially balanced enrollment.

While the students are excited to be contributing to an effort like this, their stained glass teachers in the FUMCOG program feel equally good about being able to help the GHS kids expand into glass art with a constructive after school activity.

The last project for the group was a set of windows for a school in South Africa. The artists are still deciding on their next project. They are hoping that, as with New Orleans in the fall, the students will again get a chance to travel to the community they decide to make windows for.

 

For a complete story about the program click the related link in the side column.

To learn more about the FUMCOG stained glass project visit its Facebook page.

For more on the Morris Jefferson school in New Orleans visit its Web site.

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