Logan High to install two new student-made murals

Logan High School will unveil two new ceramic murals Friday at a special open house, and the public is invited. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 in front of Logan High School room 109. High school students created the two murals, titled “All Knowledge is Interconnected” and “Know the Science in Your Food.” These murals will be permanently installed in the school’s hallways. Students of biology and Earth systems teacher Jodi Bollinger and ceramics teacher Lee Burningham worked together to create the murals, which combine science and art. The “All Knowledge is Interconnected” mural will rest above Bollinger’s classroom, room 109. Students spent one week and used 800 pounds of clay to create the mural. It starts with classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, showing how his thoughts influenced other individuals, and continues to show how thoughts and studies connect through politics, economics, literature and so on. “It’s really great because it shows kids that everything really interconnects,” Bollinger said. “Even if they’re not interested in one subject, the subjects that they are interested in are part of that, and they influence each other.” The other mural features a grizzly bear, the school’s mascot, eating an apple and teaches students proper portions of each of the food groups. Around the outside edge of the mural are visual depictions of the science of food, such as protein molecules and sugars. This mural will be installed on a wall on the way to the cafeteria. Visiting artist Nan Kitchens from Key Largo, Florida, helped students plan and complete the project. She also helped students create the school’s first ceramic mural project, a four-panel display showing wildlife in the area throughout four seasons. This mural was completed last spring and was installed on the one of the school’s south exterior walls. Everyone in the community is invited to come take a look at the murals Friday evening. – [email protected]

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