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PUBLIC TILE PROJECT

The Public Tile Project, lead by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, unites the students of the Hudson Valley with their Dutch heritage. In 2009 the Hudson Valley will be celebrating the Quadricentennial marking the 400th anniversary of the Dutch settlement along the Hudson River. The project calls upon 2000 students to design tiles for a trail from the Peekskill Train Station to the HVCCA. The project is the brainchild of Dr. Livia Straus, and artists Sarah Haviland and Jo-Ann Brody.

The thirty participating school districts received a curriculum from HVCCA and reading sources on the history of the Hudson Valley. These materials link the students to the history of both Peekskill and the Hudson Valley and inspires them to design tiles reflecting their own artistic, cultural, geographic, social and political heritage. The students’ art works are then transferred onto tiles, glazed, fired, and sited throughout the city marking a one and a half mile path delineating the art/historic trail, originating from the Train Station at the waterfront, following River Street, up Central Avenue, left on Division Street, right onto Main Street to the HVCCA. There will also be special areas where larger groups of tiles will be strategically placed such as at the train station, the waterfront and at HVCCA.

The tiles will be embedded every 10 feet alternating with Dutch tiles. By alternating the student made tiles with original historic and contemporary Dutch tiles the linkage is made between the founding of Peekskill and the region by the Dutch and the events that have followed over the ensuing 400 years. In total some 2000 tiles will be used; 1500 with student art works alternating with 500 Dutch tiles acting as enduring symbols of history, cooperation, innovation and civic respect.

This juxtaposition of student and Dutch tiles will be reflective of the important and rich Dutch history of the area and will be a harbinger for the Quadricentennial celebration of 2009.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Ardsley Union Free School District – 5th grade Briarcliff School Middle School
Carmel High School
Clarkstown South High School
Crompond Elementary School – GT Enrichment Program – 4th & 5th grade
Eastchester High School
Girl Scout Troop 1265 – VCC Kings Ferry
Girl Scout Troop 2417 – VCC Kings Ferry
Girl Scout Troop 2246 – North Salem – 7th grade
Girl Scout Troop 1250 – VCC Kings Ferry
Girl Scout Troop 2413 – VCC Kings Ferry
Girl Scout Troop 1252 – VCC Kings Ferry
Girl Scout Troop 1254 – VCC Kings Ferry
Girl Scout Troop 2903 – VCC Kings Ferry
Girl Scouts Troop 40935 – South Bronx 4th grade
Girl Scouts Troop 40644 – Nyack 4th & 5th grade
Girl Scouts Troop New Paltz
Glenham Elementary School
John Paulding School
Kiley Youth Center
Hillcrest Elementary School – Leap Program 5th & 6th grade
Meadow Pond Elementary School – 4th & 5th grade
Milton School
New Paltz Middle School – 4th grade
New Paltz High School – 10 – 12th grade
Ossining School District
Peekskill Family Education School
Peekskill Creative Arts Camp
Peekskill Children’s Theater Company
Peekskill High School
Pelham Middle School
Pierre van Cortlandt Middle School – 5th grade Croton Harmon School District
Plattekill Elementary School 5th & 6th grade
Public Schools of the Tarrytowns
Town Middle School – Yonkers
Troop K Heritage Association – Van Cortlandtville Historical Society
Upper Nyack Elementary School – 4th grade
Viola Elementary School
Wappingers Central School District
Westlake Middle School – 6 & 7th grade
William E. Cottle Elementary
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
Yonkers International Baccalaureate High School

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE PEEKSKILL PUBLIC TILE PROJECT AND BECOME A SPONSOR.

Gold Sponsor:  $20,000
Silver sponsor:  $10,000
Bronze Sponsor: $5,000
Blue Sponsor:  $1,000

Sponsor’s names will be posted on the tile wall plaques as well as included in all press releases.

Public Tile Project Sponsors:

 

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