Honor the fallen with KCHS Visual Arts Students

Kent County High School students partnered this spring with community arts organizations in creating a special project.

Poppies for Peace is bringing students, local artists and community members together to create clay flowers for the planned installation.

Members of the high school’s National Art Honor Society chapter, led by teachers Stephanie Spencer and Noel Morris, have partnered with the Kent Cultural Alliance, Chestertown RiverArts and the Chesapeake Potters Guild on the project.

Once complete the poppies will be “planted” on the lawn of the R. Clayton Mitchell Jr. Kent County Government Center, 400 High St., Chestertown.

The unveiling of the Poppies for Peace installation will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.

“Be sure to put May 23 on your calendar for the great lawn of Poppies for Peace at 400 High St.” said Kent Cultural Alliance Executive Director John Schratwieser.

You can still “Sponsor a Poppy” to collect for yourself after the installation is taken down. Contact Hester@Kentculture.org for info.

All proceeds benefit the Kent County High School National Art Honor Society and the Kent County Memorial VFW Post 652.