CMC creates RFTA art Photos by Lynn Burton
The Carbondale circulator bus-art idea started rolling when Carbondale town staffer Laurie Lindberg contacted Carbondale Middle School art teacher Ami Maes, gained momentum when the Carbondale Public Arts Commission and RFTA climbed on board, then sped to the ﬁnish line when students started working on their “Pets with a Personality” project. Approximately 130 students submitted their work, and the CPAC chose 20 to grace the Carbondale Circulator bus: Jack Hamilton, Patrick Keleher, Emily Broadhurst, Ayden Richmond, Juan Pimentel, Stephanie Hughes, Robin Muse, Ashley Parras, Birdie Salg, Rhys Enloe, Ciara Branigan, Aislinn Pinela, Francisco Lemus, Alvin Garcia, Gretta Gavette, Hayley Holbrook, Bella Sahagun, Sydney Schramer, Yoselin Melendez and Grace Jardine. Clockwise from upper left: RFTA’s Kevin Darbyshire after he co-cut the ribbon on the bus, CMS students pull off the wrap to unveil the art, a parent checks out the smooth art, both sides of the RFTA circulator bus show the same line up of critters, every student’s work was displayed when the bus was unveiled on Nov. 12.
14 • THE SOPRIS SUN • www.SoprisSun.com • NOVEMBER 17-23, 2016