by Hazel Emery M.Ed.
Spring Garden Waldorf School was fortunate to be gifted an original P.R. Miller sculpture for our grounds. Miller — a.k.a. “The Grizzled Wizard of Waste Not, Want Not” — is renowned for creating unique works of art using recycled and reclaimed materials. Miller is the artist-in-residence for Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, and his installations can be seen throughout Akron.
P. R. Miller has had a long relationship with Spring Garden. His children Sarah and Alex, as well as his grandson Graye, are SGWS alumni, and he has continued to support our school in many ways since they graduated. Most notably, he visited the school in 2008 and enlisted the help of students and their parents to create bugs and butterflies from recycled plastic materials for his installation at Stan Hywet. We are grateful for his continuing involvement with Spring Garden Waldorf School and for this amazing, unique sculpture that will grace our grounds for years to come.
Join us at school on Saturday, May 30th, from 10am – 2pm for Roof Art Community Day. This fun and festive community painting party will let families create an art piece to be included inside our new roof. Plywood can be purchased at $100/sheet and the art will be used to line the inside walls and ceilings of our new roof. Healthy snacks will be provided for all!
We will also be placing a time capsule inside the new roof and each plywood purchase entitles you to place a small, meaningful item inside. So come, have fun and support the new roof project with your donation and your art!
Fill out the purchase form in your mailbox. Or, you can purchase the sheet online, here, at PayPal:
“Reflections of a Waldorf Father” will be a 16″ x 20″ mirrored wall hanging consisting of various sizes of wooden blocks hand-stained by all fathers who are willing to participate. We have over 100 blocks to be stained. You can pick up as many as you are able to complete, free of charge, at the school store. Use any shade(s) of stain you have in your home (the more variety, the better), and return the dried pieces as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, March 26th.
If you have any questions, please email Debi Huselton.
Mardi Gras Benefit Bash at Tangiers- February 7
The Third annual Mardi Gras Benefit Bash this year is set for February 7, 2015, at 6 p.m. at The Tangiers Restaurant in West Akron. There will New Orleans themed tapas, live performers, and live Zydeco music! Proceeds from the event benefit Spring Garden Waldorf School and Music Alive.
Big Love Festival at Musica – February 28
For the second year in a row, Big Love Fest, a free, family-friendly festival celebrating community, creativity, and collaboration, will take place from noon-midnight on all three floors of the Musica Complex (51 East Market Street in Akron) Saturday, February 28.
We are looking for volunteers to staff a children’s activity table at this amazing festival. You can volunteer for a single hour or for multiple hours. To sign up, please click here.