"Take a Seat in Chesterfield" Public Art Project
We can't thank you enough for being such an important part of our Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project where thousands of students from 22 regional schools were given the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent through their sculptural chairs. The community was thrilled to see the vast array of ideas that were brought to life through this project and enjoyed visiting all of the businesses over the summer as they toured these amazing works of art.
All of the chairs have been returned to the schools for permanent display and will serve as their customized "legacy sculpture" for all to admire for years to come. On behalf of Chesterfield Arts, the students and our community, we thank you again! Your support and commitment helped to make this project a great success and we hope you enjoy this as a condensed recap of our Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project video.
It Was the Ultimate Game of Musical Chairs!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner: Josie I. of Chesterfield
Thank you to all of the schools and business sponsors who have proudly exhibited these amazing chairs and made this project a huge success!
Chesterfield Arts - Ridge Meadows Elementary, Rockwood South Middle & Uthoff Valley Elementary
Chesterfield Jewelers - Barat Academy
City of Chesterfield - Parkway Central Middle & Chesterfield Montessori
Commerce Bank - Parkway West High
Jim Butler Kia (Chesterfield Valley) - Ascension Catholic School
Logan College of Chiropractic - Green Trails Elementary
Maryville University - Parkway South High School
Paragon Restoration - Chesterfield Elementary
PNC Bank (Clarkson) - Highcroft Elementary
PNC Bank (Wildwood) - Babler Elementary
Ritter Berkeley Consulting Engineers - Ridge Meadows Elementary
Sam's Club (Chesterfield) - Christian Brothers College High School, Parkway South Middle & Rockwood Valley Middle
Sano & Company - Parkway Central Middle
St. Louis County Library, Sachs Branch - St. Louis Community College - Wildwood
Sports Fusion Chesterfield - LaSalle Springs Middle
UMB Bank - Ballwin Elementary & Eureka Elementary
Waterway Carwash - Visitation Academy
Look who was talking about the Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project!
Chesterfield Patch (June 15, 2012)
West Newsmagazine - Letter to the Editor (June 13, 2012)
Maryville University (June 11, 2012)
St. Louis Suburban Journal - Mary Shapiro (May 30, 2012)
Fox 2 News with Tim Ezell (May 29, 2012)
West Newsmagazine (May 23, 2012)
Eureka-Wildwood Patch (May 15, 2012)
Rockwood School District (May 8, 2012)
Marquette Messenger (May 2012)
What it was about:
Chesterfield Arts invited regional schools to participate in the Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project in which school art teachers worked with students in grades kindergarten thru college-level to design on a life-sized fiberglass-formed “Chesterfield,” a famous style of chair. Students integrated science, mathematics, language arts, visual arts and more as they worked to complete a public art piece for the entire community to enjoy. What an amazing legacy project!
The artwork was unveiled at the "Take a Seat in Chesterfield" Unveiling Event June 2, 2012.
Progress Photos from some of the participating schools,
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Ascension Catholic School Parkway Central Middle School Ridge Meadows Elementary
Parkway South Middle School Uthoff Valley Elementary SLCC - Wildwood
Look what people said about the Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project!
"THANKS to you guys for giving PCMS students a once in a lifetime opportunity!!!! Chesterfield Arts Rocks!!" - Michele Mordica, Parkway Central Middle School Art Teacher
"The Ridge Meadows chair is coming along GREAT!!!!!!! We are finally painting!!!!! Our Theme is PLAY. Kids can play an "I Spy" game with our smile images my 5th graders designed, which were inspired by my guest artist Bren Bataclan. We are going to make a coloring book from the original drawings and ideas. We are just loving this project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " - Linda Sachs, Ridge Meadows Art Teacher
Congratulations to our participating schools:
|Ascension Catholic School||Maryville University|
|Babler Elementary||Parkway Central Middle School|
|Ballwin Elementary||Parkway South Middle School|
|Barat Academy||Parkway South High School|
|Chesterfield Elementary||Parkway West High School|
|Chesterfield Montessori||Ridge Meadows Elementary|
|Christian Brothers College High School||Rockwood South Middle School|
|Eureka Elementary||Rockwood Valley Middle School|
|Green Trails Elementary||St. Louis Community College at Wildwood|
|Highcroft Ridge Elementary||Uthoff Valley Elementary|
|Lasalle Springs Middle School||Visitation Academy|
Want your own Chesterfield? NO PROBLEM!
Order a blank "Chesterfield" chair to create your own customized work of art for your home or business. Here's how it works!
1. Find your artist.
We hand-select our artists for the broad appeal of their work and professionalism. Learn about our featured artists by visiting the Artist Directory on our website and explore the portfolios of those that inspire you.
2. Describe your concept.
Once you select your artist, you can begin a conversation about your concept. No art degree or fancy language required. Together, you and your artist can discuss the vision, size, and plan a timeline. Our artists are excited to work with you, so don't be afraid to ask any questions you might have about their work or collaborative process. By the end of your commission, you'll be affectionately referring to "your artist" when telling others about your piece.
After settling on the important details, you will be prompted to pay. Once payment has been received, your chair will be ordered and your artist will then begin work on your piece. As your concept comes to life, your artist may ask you to weigh in on important decisions during the creative process. Please contact us directly for more information!
4. Receive your artwork.
Congratulations! You are a purveyor of the arts and now own a completely original piece of artwork that you’re going to be showing off for the rest of your life.