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Public Art Projects by W&L Students to be Unveiled The projects are part of a Spring Term class that allowed students to work with community nonprofits.

— by on May 17th, 2017

McKenna Quatro and Sara Dotterer install their public art project at Hopkins Green while professor Meg Griffiths looks on.

Two separate public art projects completed by Washington and Lee University students in collaboration with community nonprofits will open this week. Both works are part of a Spring Term art course taught by visiting professor Meg Griffiths.

The first project was installed in Hopkins Green in downtown Lexington on Tuesday and will be introduced in an opening celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. The work, by W&L juniors Sara Dotterer and McKenna Quatro, was made in collaboration with the Rockbridge Area Community Services Prevention Coalition. The art will remain up for about a week.

For the second project, Archer Biggs ’19 and Patrick Robertson ’17 are working with Saturday’s Child, a nonprofit organization in Buena Vista dedicated to youth enrichment. Their project, a permanent artistic garden, is being set up at the Buena Vista Public Library. It will be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.

Both events are open to the public.