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Natural Bridge State Park Guardian Sculptures  |  Northern Berkshire County  |  2003 

Local high school students created sculptures as part of the CommUNITY (United, Neighboring, Interdependent, Trusted Youth) Arts Program which were installed at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams. A collaboration between Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the Department of Environmental Management, the project increased a sense of community ownership by providing the opportunity for teens to make their mark in a meaningful way.

Where are they now?

Since 2003, the UNITY youth program has offered a wide range of opportunities such as public art projects, open mic nights, concerts, song writing workshops, poetry slams, and creative writing workshops many of which are still going strong today.

Jordan Gardner poses beside her Guardian of trees, Hamadryad. Photo by Amelia Wood.

Funded by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire in 2003
Grant Recipient: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, $2,000

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