When Sparky arrived at the school in late January, she was
quiet and plain, a dinosaur you'd never even notice, simply
a "giant marshmallow" in the words of Dr. Janet Simon, executive
director for the school. But then art teacher Carol Kreiser
and her students got their hands on Sparky—quite literally.
"It was such a fun project," says Kreiser. "It was wonderful
to be part of such a large community project and even more
exciting to know that it's going to be out there for everyone
thrive on tactile projects such as these and enjoyed sponging
their school colors—teal and purple—onto Sparky's
rough surface. Each classroom, 27 in all, made a stencil of
one of their classmates' hands, and then that stencil was
used by a representative from each class as a guide to paint
golden handprints onto Sparky's belly and back.
Faculty members pressed their handprints on, too, as well
as representatives from Buchanan Ingersoll,
the law firm that sponsored Sparky's makeover by the school.
With offices in six states and the U.K., Buchanan Ingersoll
is one of the 100 largest law firms in the nation. Our attorneys
are dedicated to building a deep understanding of our clients’
businesses and industries and discovering the best solutions
to address their needs.
This dinasaurer currently (14 Sep 2022) has been removed for repair. The plan is to return it sometime soon.