"Take a Seat in Chesterfield" Public Art Project

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with major funding from

Chesterfield Arts invited regional schools to participate in the Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project in which school art teachers worked with kindergarten through college-aged students to create a design on a true-to-size, fiberglass-formed “Chesterfield-style” chair. Students integrated science, mathematics, language arts, visual arts and more as they completed the public art project. The community enjoyed visiting partner businesses which showcased the chairs during the summer.

These unique works of art are on display at participating schools and serve as their customized "legacy sculpture" for all to admire. Chesterfield Arts thanks all participants for their support and commitment in making this project a great success. We hope you enjoy this recap of our Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project:

Business sponsors proudly exhibited the amazing chairs and made this project a huge success!

Chesterfield Arts - Ridge Meadows Elementary, Rockwood South Middle & Uthoff Valley Elementary
Chesterfield Jewelers - 
Barat Academy
City of Chesterfield - Parkway Central Middle & Chesterfield Montessori
Commerce Bank
 - Parkway West High 
Jim Butler Kia (Chesterfield Valley) - Ascension Catholic School
Logan College of Chiropractic - Green Trails Elementary
Maryville University - Parkway South High School
Paragon Restoration - Chesterfield Elementary 
PNC Bank (Clarkson) - Highcroft Elementary
PNC Bank (Wildwood) - Babler Elementary 
Ritter Berkeley Consulting Engineers - Ridge Meadows Elementary
Sam's Club (Chesterfield) - Christian Brothers College High School, Parkway South Middle & Rockwood Valley Middle
Sano & Company - Parkway Central Middle
St. Louis County Library, Sachs Branch - St. Louis Community College - Wildwood
Sports Fusion Chesterfield - LaSalle Springs Middle 
UMB Bank - Ballwin Elementary & Eureka Elementary 
Waterway Carwash - Visitation Academy

Media Coverage: Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project

Chesterfield Patch (June 15, 2012)
West Newsmagazine - Letter to the Editor (June 13, 2012)
Maryville University (June 11, 2012)
St. Louis Suburban Journal - Mary Shapiro (May 30, 2012)
Fox 2 News with Tim Ezell (May 29, 2012)
West Newsmagazine (May 23, 2012)
Eureka-Wildwood Patch (May 15, 2012)
Rockwood School District (May 8, 2012)
Marquette Messenger (May 2012)

The artwork was unveiled at the "Take a Seat in Chesterfield" Unveiling Event June 2, 2012.

Progress Photos -- click here to see more:

Ascension Catholic School         Parkway Central Middle School  Ridge Meadows Elementary

Life is a Bowl of Chair-ies
Parkway South Middle School    Uthoff Valley Elementary             SLCC - Wildwood

Look what people said about the Take a Seat in Chesterfield Public Art Project

"THANKS to you guys for giving PCMS students a once in a lifetime opportunity! Chesterfield Arts Rocks!!" - Michele Mordica, Parkway Central Middle School Art Teacher

"Ridge Meadows theme is PLAY.  Kids can play an "I Spy" game with our smile images my 5th graders designed, which were inspired by my guest artist Bren Bataclan.  We are going to make a coloring book from the original drawings and ideas. We love this project!! " - Linda Sachs, Ridge Meadows Art Teacher

Participating schools:

Ascension Catholic School Maryville University
Babler Elementary Parkway Central Middle School
Ballwin Elementary Parkway South Middle School
Barat Academy Parkway South High School
Chesterfield Elementary Parkway West High School
Chesterfield Montessori Ridge Meadows Elementary
Christian Brothers College High School Rockwood South Middle School
Eureka Elementary Rockwood Valley Middle School
Green Trails Elementary St. Louis Community College at Wildwood
Highcroft Ridge Elementary Uthoff Valley Elementary
Lasalle Springs Middle School Visitation Academy

And a very special thank you to Fine Art Ltd. for glazing the chairs!