Too often, school walls are painted for easy maintenance and are not always too inspiring visually.
However, thanks for the creativity of Art Department Chair Angela Langston, the walls of Sleepy Hollow High School are colorful and innovative and reflect both our local community and the artistry of our students.
Students worked with painter and digital artist James Kimak in Ms. Dreher's Studio Art class to create a mural combining the flags of the native countries of the district's students superimposed over the USA flag. Students painted their own interpretation of the flag of their country of origin, painted expressive stars and wrote descriptive words about their feelings for their adoptive country, the USA. These were then scanned into a computer and arranged in a pattern on the red stripes of the US flag. The images were then digitally printed on canvas. The completed artwork not only shows the talent of our students but expresses the collaborative effort it took to create the piece. The flag is now prominently displayed in the High School, welcoming all who walk through the doors.
In other mural projects, art students worked with outside artists to create murals of mandalas and also the Hudson River as it passes by Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.