During the week of January 11th, local artist and educator Lorena
Salcedo-Watson visited the Art room at Brookhaven Elementary School for a
one week Art-in-Residence program. The title of the program, "Nature
and Transformation Through Art", was generously funded through a grant
from the South Country Education Foundation.
During her visit, Ms. Salcedo-Watson presented her collection of natural
objects which included seed pods, glass encased bugs from around the
world, and even a bat skeleton! She also brought several pieces of her
artwork and discussed how her collection influences her creatively.
Students discovered a new respect and understanding for the beauty of
the natural world around them. The program was presented to over 600
students from kindergarten through third grade.
Photo: Pictured left to right, Mrs. Michelle Procida, Art Teacher at
Brookhaven Elementary School, Artist Lorena Salcedo-Watson.