Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Moose Pass it On....Firewise Alaska Artwork on Display in Moose Pass

Student Artwork on Display at the Moose Pass Post Office
In 2011, Tori Kohn – fire prevention specialist on the Seward Ranger District approached Jeff Clay, a teacher at Moose Pass Elementary School/multi grade classroom about challenging his students to a Fire Prevention/Firewise poster contest. The Theme was Moose Pass it On…Firewise Alaska. She collected the students entries and rather than just pick one winner, decided to try to incorporate all artwork into a mural. She contacted Gretchen Lindquist, a Junior at Seward High school and a resident of Moose Pass, AK who is an incredible artist and was not only able to put the student's individual art pieces into a larger mural, but also use the compilation as a school project.

When Postmaster Marsha Shay, of Moose Pass Post Office was asked if the mural could be displayed on one of the walls of the post office, she was thrilled. Firewise Alaska/Alaska State Forestry provided grant money for the purchase of art supplies. The panels are now on display at the Moose Pass post office and the community is thrilled with the beautiful artwork and with the work of the youth of their community.

1 comment:

  1. That poster is a clear winner to me as it is vivid yet abstract. Forest fires too can drive animals inward cities and outside their habitat and there is always the conflict of wildlife and human population.