Coral Way Elementary School
Master Peace Project

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During May and June 1999, Coral Way Elementary School students will be working with Miami artist Xavier Cortada and using Internet technology to help create a collaborative art project for their school.  They will exhibit their individual drawings and writings in the web gallery, and can post their comments in a discussion forum. 

The art project's theme is "Exploring Community through Memories"  Students in Ms. Gloria Knowles' art classes and after school program will talk to their parents to see commonalities in their childhoods.  They will also imagine how their parents' childhood communities looked and will attempt to draw connections with how their communities are today.  This exploration serves to solidify the bond with their school and community.

To learn more about the project read the Miami Herald article: Local artist, students create `master peace'. To see what the students wrote and drew, and to see a documentation of the process, please follow the links below


Coral Way Elementary School
1950 SW 13th Avenue
Miami, FL 33145
Phone: 305-854-0515

Ms. Migdania Vega, Principal
Ms. Gloria Knowles, Art Teacher

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discussion forum

student web gallery

logs of Internet painting sessions

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Logs of Internet Painting Sessions

mpeace-1.jpg (3248 bytes) Tue 1 Jun 1999
mpeace2-109.jpg (7187 bytes) Thu 3 Jun 1999
mpeace2-227.jpg (7230 bytes) Fri 4 Jun 1999

Master Peace is a collaborative effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Division of Life Skills, and Regis House, Inc., a non-profit community-based center helping children and families. For more information on the project, events and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Lea Nickless, Art in Public Places Coordinator of Education and Community Outreach at (305) 375-5362, Ms. Fran Brum at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Life Skills at (305) 995-1980, or Mr. Pablo Cortada at Regis House, (305) 642-6400. Miami artist Xavier Cortada is Master Peace's founder and serves as its Artistic Director.