McEachern, Tapp Art Students Add to Powder Springs Hometown Feel

McEachern students design art display for Powder Springs.

Visitors to downtown Powder Springs will see student-created art on display. Last semester, Cobb students were selected to design and paint metal bicycle sculptures around the theme of “Our hometown” for the Bike Art at the Springs project.  

Ten McEachern High School students in Mrs. Danielle Walker’s art class are the creators behind the “Hometown” bicycle sculpture installed in downtown Powder Springs near the sidewalk on the northern side of Marietta Street across from Lewis Road. The student art reflects several iconic landmarks in Powder Springs. The South Cobb Arts Alliance and AARP presented Mrs. Walker and McEachern with a grant check for $825 for the students’ work.  

The McEachern artists behind the permanent “Hometown” feature include Claire Kamau, Tori-Jae Kennedy, Brooklyn King, Celeste Marquez, Dania Reyes, Andrea Rodriguez, Nicholas Scroggins, Dylan Trevino, Carys Watkins, and designer Syndey Jackson.

McEachern students are not the only ones adding to the permanent art on display in downtown Powder Springs. Tapp Middle School students in Mr. Jerald Robinson’s art classes are the creators behind the “Skate More” bicycle art form on display at the Dillard Street Trailhead along the Silver Comet Trail. They dedicated their bike design to Skateboarding since the city had just opened a new skate park. The Tapp bike pays homage to Iconic Skater Brands, Vans, Santa Cruz, and Spitfire. 

“It was a great project to connect kids to the community,” explained Mr. Robinson, who also serves as the director of exhibition and artist development for the South Cobb Arts Alliance.