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Norwalk, CT | Added on June 10, 2013 At 05:57 PM

Silvermine Arts Center's outreach program Art Partners along with Norwalk's Brookside Elementary 3rd Grade Students debuted "Garden People", a permanent sculptural installation at Fodor Farm on Monday afternoon.

The project integrates learning in science, literacy and the arts for the 3rd grade students of Brookside Elementary School.

The Silvermine Arts Center received a grant from the state of Connecticut and the organization matched the funds to create the project

The students researched vegetable, herbs, bees and flower facts and wrote ‘odes’ to their favorite plant on cards that were decorated and laminated to add to the sculptures. 

The City of Norwalk constructed the nine 6-foot tall scarecrow-like structures for the project, and students along with visual artist Marta Kot worked to paint the structures and adorn them with various materials.

The “Garden People” will be permanently located at Fodor Farm. For more information on Silvermine Arts Center’s outreach program, Art Partners, and other events at the arts center, visit

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