The Valley Art Department received some local love and appreciation from GLO (Growing Lucasville Opportunities) in the form of a pizza party and a generous monetary donation as a way to say thanks for painting windows this past holiday season. Kenny and Connie Boldman visited the Art room and spoke with students about their impact on the community and thanked them for their efforts on behalf of GLO, then presented a check for $300 to be used to purchase special supplies for the art room.
"I am so grateful for the partnership that has formed between Valley Art and GLO over the last 4 years," said Kelly Montgomery, Valley's High School Art Teacher. "I love the connections I've made with the Lucasville community throughout my almost ten years teaching here! Window painting will always be my favorite project. It's such a great way to connect students with their community in ways that maybe wouldn't happen otherwise and instills hometown pride in not only the Art students, but also the businesses and residents of Lucasville. We are happy to be able to put smiles on so many faces around the holidays."
By saving the donations from a few years of window painting, the Valley Art Department was able to purchase a large format printer for the Art room. This will allow digital art to be printed in high quality, as well as being able to produce high quality copies of student work for portfolios. The possibilities this equipment makes available is amazing. Blank cards were created using the new printer and gifted to GLO as a small token of appreciation for their continued support of Valley's Art Program. If you would like to donate to the Valley Art Department, you can drop off donations at the high school office in an envelope designated "Valley Art Fund".