Proposal: The Voorhees Art Department is seeking funding from the Educational Foundation to further the construction and creation of the Voorhees High School Sculpture Garden, an on-campus, outdoor space for staff and students to use in a variety of ways. It is our hope to use funding to complete this project within the 2013-14 school year.
History: The Voorhees Sculpture Garden Project began as a partnership between since retired art-teacher Eileen Carmella, Voorhees’ head of maintenance Bruce Wood and a few former students, in particular, Andrew Curtis, a 2011 Voorhees Graduate. Andrew’s design will be used as the primary plans for the Sculpture Garden. The original goal of the project was to create a “zen garden” type space to be used by students and staff for classes, contemplation and art work display. Building on the plans started last year, we would like to add to the art pieces that are already completed (2 large murals, large and small ceramic pieces, fabric flags created in Family and Consumer Science and Photography classes, and sculptures) by building a brick pathway (possibly a “Memorial” pathway dedicated to those who have passed away, placards on trees and plants to identify their species and space to sit and contemplate, learn and talk. In addition to the art department, we will include other departments into the garden’s planning. A committee has met in order to get the plans off the ground which consists of the school nurse, members of various departments, and maintenance crew members. The art department held a Calendar Sale to raise funds as well as an art sale, but we are still underfunded and the construction is at a standstill. The project would benefit from funding in order to purchase building materials for a pergola which is part of Mr. Curtis’ original design, bricks for the walkway, plants, and other materials to define areas of the space and get the project really off the ground.
Budget Specifics: We are seeking funding to help facilitate the building of a garden and pergola at the entrance of the garden.
lumber for pergola
man power to help build it
man power to help the design come to life
medicinal plants and herbs
labels for plants and herbs
funding for a trip to Grounds for Sculpture to inspire the students
CONTACT INFORMATION: MaryJo Rosania-Harvie 908 638 2199 ext. 7434