Fruita students create community art project to build awareness, support

Grand Junction, CO – The Fruita Monument High School Art Club is responding to tragedies suffered throughout the Grand Valley over the last year by inviting the community to create an art piece called Together We Can Fly.

More than a thousand Fruita Monument students, staff, and families; Loma Elementary students; and community members have created feathers for the project in support of those they have lost, or those who are struggling with a variety of issues. The feathers are being assembled into a huge pair of multi-colored wings that will be on display at the Art Center in Grand Junction April 12-29, 2017.

“We are hoping this interaction will bring awareness and support,” said Tammie Widhammer, art teacher at Fruita Monument High School.

Widhammer said the art students would like to build a second and possibly a third pair of wings, which will require extra funding. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1534701464/together-we-can-fly. Check out the project on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/together_we_can_fly_/?hl=en\.