Julie Mawaka, Fleet Response representative, reached out to the high school’s art teacher, Carolyn Huber, about the opportunity for her students to create art for the company’s new office space.
The students creating the artwork chose to be part of this collaboration as part of their National Honor Society volunteer hours. Each student was given their own 24×36 canvas and given the direction to paint a guitar. Students were given minimal guidelines and able choose their mediums, style, and own visual concept.
The four students creating the canvases are seniors Megan Zhao and Kathryn Palmieri, along with sophomores Evian Czirok and Audra Lozina.
“I’m excited about receiving a straightforward prompt and getting to be creative with it,” Zhao said.
The students’ artwork will be displayed in the second-floor kitchen area of the new Hudson headquarters, called the Rock Hall. Before moving to the headquarters, the previous Rock Hall featured guitars and music artwork.
“These four students totally get what we’re trying to do, and they’re excited to come up with really innovative, cool art that really fits the Rock Hall space,” Mawaka said.
Representatives from Fleet Response met with students at the beginning of February to meet the students, deliver the canvases, and talk about the project.
“I am excited to be working on a piece of art for Fleet Response because I love doing art and I have never had my art displayed before,” said Czirok.
Over the course of the project, students shared updates on their projects with photos, and videos of the progress they made.
The grand reveal was held at Hudson High School in the Media Center on May 4.