By: Morgan Crane, Contributing Writer
This fall the CHS Art for Community class worked on a project for the upcoming Centralia Pumpkin Fest. Students painted six face-in-hole photo boards that will be placed at the festival for participants to use for photo opportunities.
The group’s project began as an idea on the tail end of last year’s school year when Robert Wright, owner of Fat Boyz Kettle Corn, approached Rachel Renaud, CHS art instructor, with the idea. He offered to sponsor the project for the Pumpkin Fest this year in downtown Centralia.
The Art for Community students created the boards during their class period. “Students learned about the background of face-in-hole photo ops throughout time and cultures,” Renaud said about the beginning of her class project. “Then, I arranged students into small groups in order to create design concepts and small-scale models,” she said. Renaud’s class and Wright chose the final six designs. The Art for Community class was in charge of creating the designs, and Wright will put the boards together and place them at the event.
The Pumpkin Festival takes place at the city square in downtown Centralia. Vendors will be selling food, crafts and other items at the event. The festival opens at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This local festival will provide an opportunity for Renaud’s class to display their finished projects for the community.