A note from Brian Howard, Arts Department Chair:

We are embarking on an exciting community art project at Moorestown Friends School, with leadership from students as well as our arts faculty. The goal is to create one community art installation each year until 2020 – hence, Vision 2020.

The first five pieces will celebrate MFS current arts disciplines and be installed in close proximity to those associated teaching spaces.

The project also refers to “20/20,” numbers which represent clearness of vision. Under the guidance of Ceramics Teacher David Gamber, the first installation, a study of Studio Arts, was carefully planned and is currently being installed in the stairwell leading from the Middle/Upper School to the Arts Suite/Red Gym. Together with a team of students, David has adopted the theme of “Creative Journey” and is transforming methods of transportation into a colorful landscape as a metaphor for the creative process in Studio Arts: a boat, a train, and a hot air balloon, formed from both 2D and 3D art mediums. A variety of faculty, staff, and students in Grades 6-12 are participating in this first installation.

The Vision 2020 project will fill the school with seven installations that bring joy and wonder to our campus and celebrate in a concrete, visual, and permanent way the school’s ongoing relationship with the arts. We believe Vision 2020 plays to essential 21st century skills: collaborative learning, the creative process, and fluency in visual communications. It takes advantage of the different age levels and talents we have here at MFS.

Thank you for your support as we embark on this adventure, and we look forward to the community’s important contributions to this large-scale project.