Ironwood school students learn local history through art project


May 20, 2022

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe

Cedar Nelson, a Downtown Art Place volunteer, helps fourth graders at Luther L. Wright K-12 in Ironwood make copper bowls outside the school on Monday.


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IRONWOOD - To help students from Luther L. Wright K-12 enjoy the warmer weather and learn about the western Upper Peninsula's history of mining communities, Downtown Art Place volunteers collaborated with Ironwood Area Schools staff and the Ironwood Carnegie Library for an outdoor art project during school hours Wednesday afternoon.

Daniel Negro, Judy Balchik and Rebecca Sim's fourth grade classes used a somewhat uncommon medium for this project: copper. Arlene Schneller, a DAP artist and coppersmith, said that this project offered an opportunity...

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