Art, Science and KWA

A bare wall? To some, yes. But to KWA it’s a canvas of opportunity. Wolfe Middle and High School students will be turning this cinder block wall into a river-themed mural to broaden awareness for the local watershed, Campton Swift River’s impaired status and community engagement for clean waterways. This innovative KWA initiative was made possible by grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and Eastern Kentucky Pride, and it brings together art and science for students to learn about waterways in and out of the classroom. The mural will be created by students with guidance from the Kentucky River Keeper and artist Pat Banks. Stayed tuned as we will post pictures of the mural as it starts taking shape.

One of Pat Banks’ beautiful, water-friendly paintings.