Vibrant and Colorful Makeover – Community Service Project on Display in Bulloch County School

Walk into the bathrooms at Langston Chapel Middle School in Statesboro and it would be hard to miss the recent art project by students and faculty in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. The inspirational messages and murals decorating stalls, mirrors and walls are the handiwork of art volunteers from the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. They spent several weeks planning the six-mural project, but volunteers completed the paintings in less than a day.

“While painting, I reminisced about the moments in middle school when I felt most vulnerable… I wish my own school had thought of this while I was in school because it would have taken off the pressure of growing up,” said Farren Smith, art club president on the Armstrong Campus.

“I’m really proud of our students. They did an amazing job transforming these spaces,” said Cyndy Epps, a professor in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. “It was nice for me working with teams from both schools and getting to know the students from Armstrong. I think this gave our students a great opportunity to lead, work with clients, learn the value of community service and be part of a team.”