When the River Becomes a Cloud / Cuando el río se transforma en nube
“When the River Becomes a Cloud” is a multi-year, collaborative permanent public artwork created by Prescott School Artists-in-Residence Amanda Leigh Evans and Tia Kramer in collaboration with our students, staff, administration, and families. Founded in 2021, this multi-year project uses a variety of art processes and artistic research to explore our local watershed ecology and investigates themes of belonging and migration. Together, our community is creating a permanent public artwork that moves like a river throughout the entire indoor and outdoor school campus.
Learn more about this ongoing artwork on the project website.
Large past projects have included:
Embodying The River (2021) is an all-school performance in which our entire school walked across the campus in the form of a river, moving through stages of the water cycle and ending on the baseball field in the shape of a cloud.
Mapping our Watershed (2022) is a large wall drawing/mural created by first graders and high school art students as a portrait of our school community as a watershed.
Emotional Weather (2022-2023) is a collection of large ceramic sculptures created in collaboration with all students (preK-12) that are stone-like snapshot of the Prescott School’s collective internal weather during autumn 2022.
A Celestial Game (2023) is two basketball hoops facing east and west covered with images of sunrises and sunsets sent by families, teachers, and staff at Prescott School.
Press: We had some local press about this innovative creative work. Look at the Union Bulletin front-page Sunday feature article about Embodying the River, the 2021 performance that included all Prescott students and staff! When the River Becomes a Cloud was an excellent experience for all!