Janet Bowen

Students do learn through art

The staff and especially the K-2 students of Fireweed Academy would like to thank Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Alaska State Council on the Arts for continuing to fund the Artist in Schools program. Courtesy of this program, local ceramicist Jeff Szarzi spent a week at Little Fireweed, presenting an interactive “Myths and Legends in Clay” program with our younger students. The kids spent time interacting with Jeff and each other as they explored the ever changing world of clay, creating pinch pots and pendants and experiencing a Raku firing on the playground.

May Day party with a twist

What a fabulous Fireweed Academy May Day celebration we experienced May 4. Despite the cold, the wind and whatever that white stuff was on the ground, folks came out and celebrated spring as only Alaskans can do — in our coats, hats, mittens and mud boots. 

There was food, there was music, there was fun and there were some very generous people — donations came to $4,685.63 — with the students being the beneficiaries of that generosity.

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