This year, our schools received the unexpected and generous gift of original artwork created by the late Rudy Rotter. Rudy was a local artist whose name is well known and loved throughout our community. The opportunity for our students to interact with original artwork has been a great novelty! Rudy's work ranges from wood carvings, to marker sketches, to sculptures assembled from scrap metal. His playful use of line and pattern inspired equally joyful work from students in each of our district's 10 school buildings!
At today's Youth Art Month opening, it was a very special experience to have the Rotter family present as we honored Rudy's memory in our community. One entire wall in the main gallery is dedicated to his original work mixed in with the work of students (K-12) whom he has inspired!