The Hildreth Elementary School Curriculum Enrichment Committee announced last week that it has been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, through its STARS Residencies program. The grant will partially fund a 10-day artist-in-residence program called “Weaving Together: Threads and Voices,” with visual artist Sarah Haskell.
Haskell, presented by Young Audiences of Massachusetts, will be working with Hildreth art teacher Cindy Harris and elementary students in grades two, three, and four to create woven mandalas, which will portray and incorporate the cultures of the students, Harvard and Massachusetts.
“This program is a great opportunity for Harvard,” said State Representative Jennifer Benson. “Helping communities integrate art into their local school curriculum is one way the Massachusetts Cultural Council positively impacts communities. I am happy to continue to support the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their work to bring the arts into communities.”
In addition to the Massachusetts Cultural Council STARS Residency grant, the program is being funded by the Harvard Schools PTO and the Harvard Schools Trust, with support also being provided by the Hilton Garden Inn in Devens, which will provide housing for Haskell during the residency.