Campion’s art department received a $3,500 donation from the Loveland Sculpture Group on Tuesday, October 27, enabling art teacher Jamie Autrey to design a student art installation in the school hallway. Victor Issa, a former Campion art teacher and current president of the group presented Autrey with a check during art class.
The gift was a surprise to Autrey. “I was flabbergasted. What a blessing from God!” he said. Besides paying for tools and materials, the money will go towards installing a ceramic tile installation in the hallway outside of the art classroom. His second semester clay class will begin working on the project.
The Loveland Sculpture Group sponsors the Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show and Sale, which has featured over 300 artists at a time. Over the years they have donated 25 sculptures to the city of Loveland and $200,000 to school district art programs. After 23 years, the group is disbanding. Their donation to Campion is one of their last actions.