On April 13th The Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) will host a very special guest to share with students how important it is to believe in yourself. Nine years ago, Bonnie Blue had an idea to paint portraits on rocks. Rather than doubting her idea, Ms. Blue embraced it as a gift. With the help of her family, Bonnie created an art car based on her stone paintings called, “Women that Rock”. Since that day, her “idea” has taken Bonnie across the country, been featured on TV, and has introduced her to famous people. Ms. Blue loves to talk to kids about her car, her art, and that it is okay to be different.
“Our emphasis of providing a well rounded educational experience through the integration of the arts in our curriculum has been a focus we continue to build at CSAS Elementary. We are excited about being afforded this unique opportunity to partner with ART 120 and look forward to the positive impact this experience will have for our students.” — William Fain, CSAS Principal K-5
Bonnie Blue’s visit is part of the art car caravan organized by Art 120, a local non-profit created to enrich Chattanooga and its surrounding community through the creation, education, and celebration of art. On April 13th from 9am-noon, artists will drive their mobile masterpieces to participating area schools for an in-school field trip. Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is the official guest host for Bonnie Blue and her “Women That Rock” art car. On April 14th, Bonnie and several other enjoyable works of art, some complete with lights, sound, and found objects will line up on West 14th Street across from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo beginning at 9am and end with a parade down Main Street at noon. The public will have a chance to see the work up close as well as visit with the artists and students who created this art on wheels. To learn how your school can become a guest host, contact Kate Warren directly by phone at 423/314-6659 or via email: email@example.com