East Austin-based sculptor Chris Levack presented a proposal for a peace sign sculpture to welcome students, families, teachers and staff to Maplewood at the May PTA Board Meeting. Our school is proud to teach students to be Peacemakers, and this sculpture would reinforce our community values.
Chris is the father of two recent Maplewood grads, and specializes in large-scale outdoor artwork inspired by the Texas landscape. You can see lots of examples of his work at http://texassculpture.com, and may already be familiar with the pollen and rocket ship sculptures on the Mueller Southwest Greenbelt.
Daniel Colimon and Jennifer Rappoport have generously offered to sponsor the sculpture in honor of the six years their son Nicolas spent at Maplewood, and the entire 2017 6th grade graduating class. The board voted in favor of the proposal, and Chris will present it at the PTA General Meeting for approval on May 18th at 6 p.m. If approved, the sculpture will be installed before the start of the 2017-2018 school year.