Eight middle school students with autism who attend The SPECTRUM School (housed in PS188 building on East Houston) have created planters that will be on display starting tomorrow at The Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden on Suffolk Street...
Here's the invite from the students:
Our class is fantastic! All kids are nice. Everyone works hard and has fun. We do a great job. Come to our art opening! — Written by middle school students with autism, who are busy changing the world.
The overarching idea of this project is to empower middle school students with autism to contribute to the community through functional public art by creating four 20 gallon planters for a New York Restoration Project garden on the LES. Special thanks to local artist Chelsea Hrynick.
Here's their work...
Teacher Joshua Steinfeld says that the planters, which also glow in the dark, will be on display for three weeks at the garden ... and one of the four planters will remain there permanently. The garden is on Suffolk Street between East Houston and Stanton. The opening tomorrow is from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.