WHAT: In celebration of coastal awareness, International School of Louisiana art teacher Mario Padilla will be unveiling his sculpture ‘The Pelican’ at the school’s Bunche Campus.
Friday, December 19th 10:00 am – 10:30 am
The International School of Louisiana, Bunche Campus
8101 Simon Street Metairie, LA 70003
WHY: This project was the result of a grant awarded to Padilla so that he could develop his vision with help of our students. The sculpture is a collaboration of Padilla and the artists he teaches on a daily basis.
The project is apart of the Fresh Paths public artworks initiative of YA/YA. Fresh Paths is a project to encourage mentorship and building hope in the face of ecological challenges like the BP oil spill.
“YA/YA is an amazing organization that I am very proud to collaborate with,” said Padilla. “They have decades of experience with artist development and mentorship for youth. “
Named a National “Charter School of the Year” by the Center for Education Reform, the International School of Louisiana is the only tuition-free, multi-language immersion school in Louisiana. Students at ISL are introduced to the world’s rich cultural heritage through a rigorous and expansive education taught in French or Spanish. At ISL children learn a second language naturally, through everyday conversation and classroom instruction. With its emphasis on international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility, ISL's unique curriculum strengthens basic academic skills as it prepares students for success in today's worldwide marketplace. Learn more at www.isl-edu.org.