The CHS Art Club added a pergola and butterfly bushes to their new ArtsGarden. The pergola will house a rotating display of recycled art and focus on encouraging over the 5000 students, faculty, and staff at CHS to consider reducing, reusing, and recycling. The butterfly bushes will help to reintroduce butterflies to the area.
This courtyard at CHS had remained unused and unopen to students for years. So the CHS Art Club, headed by faculty adviser Jen Bubp, decided to use the space to create a teaching and learning ArtsGarden.
This previously unused area now serves as an outdoor classroom, meditative sanctuary, and art showcase for the extended CHS family.
Featuring art from CHS students, faculty, staff, and local artists, the CHS ArtsGarden is especially appreciated by special needs students needing an escape to nature when feeling stressed.
Alex Mikev, president of the CHS Art Club and talented art student, displays his artwork. With a student population of over 4500 students, Carmel High School boasts many exceptional artists.
A CHS Art Club student completed his Eagle Scout project by building and installing a pergola in the ArtsGarden located in a courtyard in the Freshman Center. The pergola will house a rotating display of recycled art by CHS students.
The Carmel Green Teen funded ArtsGarden pergola will be used to as a rotating display for recycled art projects created by hundreds of CHS art students each year. This will serve to educate thousands of students, faculty, and staff.
The opening celebration for the ArtsGarden took place in May of 2013. Its success was the result of many collaborative efforts.
In the coming years, the students plan to create larger than life butterfly sculptures, concrete urban tables with recycled glass pieces, and water features including bird baths. The butterfly bushes and other foliage will encourage native Indiana wildlife to frequent the area.