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Jun 22, 2017

RBR Studio Art Majors Create School Mural in Collaboration with Special Education Students

Baking, musical instruments, photography, sports, school buses, are a few of the favorite things, RBR’s special education class told the senior Studio Art Majors they would like to see incorporated in their art mural.  Set to a theme of puzzle pieces, the symbol of autism, Studio Art Major students (pictured left to right) Jack Krupinski, Avon, Mallory Depoe, Red Bank; Taylor Cuozzo, Little Silver; Tracy Schmidt, Little Silver; and Nora Fraser, Red Bank, created their senior mural for RBR’s Special Services Department.  It will hang outside the classroom where the Special Education Class meets every day.

The special education students together with RBR administration were present at the official unveiling of the mural. Amid the color and design the center of the art contained the message, “Grow to be Inclusive, Be Inclusive to Grow.”

Taylor Cuozzo spoke on behave of the team of art students that worked on the mural, as she addressed her “clients”, the special education students whose input drove the design stating, “We really tried to put all of you into this piece.  We hope you enjoy it and we are so happy to leave our mark on RBR.”

For 14 years, Claudia O’Connor’s studio art majors have created a mural for their senior project as their gift to the school.  These murals decorate both floors of the high school and most departments. The project is approached as a Commercial Art professional product where the client is the department that requested the mural.  This year’s clients, RBR’s special education students, appeared very satisfied with the final result.