Merriam Park contributes to The Dream Rocket Project
A rocket ship that used to take humans to the moon will be decorated with the artwork of Shawnee Mission students.
Merriam Park recently joined “The Dream Rocket Project,” an effort that is collecting thousands of works of art from around the world to be wrapped around the Saturn V Moon Rocket.
Located in the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama, the 365-foot rocket will be transformed into a work of art in 2014.
Each Merriam Park student that participated created a panel of artwork out of cloth. On that panel, they were to share their vision of their own future and the future of the world. The Bears first sketched out their ideas and then used fabric, glitter, and paint to create their submission.
Prior to being wrapped around the rocket, student artwork will be displayed in exhibits housed in libraries and museums across the United States.