NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Jackson Mine Park in Negaunee has new artwork on display thanks to local high school students and the honors credit union.
The credit union and Negaunee high school’s art program came together to create “Art in the Park.”
Nine high school artists and the Negaunee art teacher created paintings which are now on display throughout the park.
“I think adding just another piece to Negaunee, especially something done here locally by our students, I think it adds so much more value and so much more uniqueness to this project,” said Sarah Wackerle, the Member Center Manager for Honors Credit Union, and the woman who spearheaded the project.
The artwork coincides with the Negaunee Beautification Project. The art was completed by students in 9th to 12th grade during class this year, students say the chance to showcase their talents is a rewarding experience
“It was fun, and I am excited to have people look at my art, and then to have feedback on it,” remarked Danielle Saynor, a 10th grader at Negaunee high school.
According to organizers the goal is to put up new artwork every two years