Ms. L’Heureux and her Hatch 5th graders participated in a special Art Start project: “Who am I? Where?: Creating Maps of the Self and Community,” now on display at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison Street.

Working with artist Guillermo Delgado, students made books including creative maps and writing of the self, community, journeys, special spaces, and memorable events using a variety of art mediums and mixed media. Mr. Delgado is a visual artist living in Oak Park. He was recently awarded a Ragdale Foundation artist residency through the National Endowment for the Arts and will be a visiting artist at Michigan State University for the second year in fall 2009.

You can see photos from the project here and an interview about the project with Mr. Delgado here.