CONTACT Art of Community project update | Darrell Anderson

In October, I introduced the Art of Community Project, an initiative to unite friends and neighbors of Denver’s City Park.

Using wood from trees removed from the City Park Golf Course, Saunders Construction, city officials and participating schools are teaming with Cherry Arts to create and install in the newly improved park art and various applications that have positive, everlasting effect — and also encourage and inspire Denver’s next generation of artistic leaders. I am delighted to be a part of this project!

Yesterday was a great day spent with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the students at St. Elizabeth School (am also sending a special shout-out to volunteer Leslie Stiers Fangman for helping). Students received 30-50 pieces of wood to create pieces representing their view of “The Art of Community.” You can learn more about the great day we spent together from 4 CBS Denver.

Eventually, the pieces will be juried and judged — and the first place winner will have their piece displayed in the park’s new clubhouse when the golf course re-opens.