Children are the Future

Markis Bowers Artist Residency in Parkway Elementary School

Parkway Elementary School’s “Children Are the Future”

In May 2019, Artist Markis Bowers collaborated with fourth- and fifth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School and their art teacher, Susan Owens to create “Children Are the Future,” a mural project highlighting what the students want to be when they grow up. During Career Day at Parkway, Bowers met with the students and discussed their future ambitions. Using sketches from the students, he created a mural on stage during lunch time, and the students had the opportunity to engage with Bowers while he worked. The mural consists of seven portraits, along with a compilation of student artwork and panels painted by students in class. The completed piece will be installed on the schoolyard fence that faces Princess Anne Road. The final artwork was unveiled at a school event for students and their families.

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