Guest Artist-Keith Tolen

Keith Tolen
  • This semester, Hyatt Park's art students are working in collaboration with guest artist, Mr. Keith Tolen.  The project is a sculpture of a trout which was provided by Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department.  Mr. Tolen is one of many local artists selected to decorate a sculpture, and he was very generous to include the students of Hyatt Park in his creative process.  All the finished sculptures, including the one completed here, will be publicly displayed in different areas within the city of Columbia to promote our beautiful rivers and their accompanying parks.  Throughout the collaboration, our students will engage in the planning and creating of a work of art, reading, creative writing, group skills, as well as problem-solving techniques.  This project presented to us by Mr. Tolen will give our students an amazing opportunity to witness how art and its processes can bring people together and serve a greater good in the community that they live in.  Mr. Tolen previously worked with some of our students earlier this year when we created the new murals that are now hanging in the media center.