By Jenny Quill, contributor
In celebration of its 100th birthday, Everett Elementary in Lake Forest has commissioned Mark McMahon, a nationally acclaimed artist, Lake Forest resident, and former Everett School parent, to create a Centennial Mural, a 9-foot by 12-foot tile mural that will be permanently installed at the school. Working alongside McMahon is his longtime associate Gail Galloway, a former local art teacher and Everett parent. Together, McMahon and Galloway have been working closely with Everett’s art teacher and students to create the mural.
The mural will be unveiled at the Everett Centennial Celebration on Thurs., April 24. The event will include a presentation of historical information, the mural unveiling, and classroom visits to view student-created Centennial Research Projects. The APT will also present a history project of its own at the Centennial event.
Here’s the Centennial Celebration schedule:
5:45-6:15pm – Presentation in the Gym (guest recognition, historical information, and mural project)
6:20-7:30pm – Classroom Visits (walk around the school and view student projects in classrooms)
7:15-7:45pm – Refreshments in the Multipurpose Room