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Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School Tiger | by Nasher Museum Blogs/Nasher Museum of Art at Duke U
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Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School Tiger

Artist Renee Leverty with assistance from ­Mike Waller created and donated an Alexander Calder-inspired wireframe armature of the Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School's mascot. Leverty was inspired by Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy and sought to bring art to an area where art isn’t easily accessible with the help of East Durham’s Children’s Initiative. Said Parent Advocate Cate Elander, “Our collaboration with Nasher Museum and the artist’s in the community that are inspired by works such as Calder’s help us tremendously in our cradle to college or career mission for these children.” Using found materials from The Scrap Exchange students were given wire to hang their favorite objects such as corks, slide projector photos and keys. Photos by Duke Photography

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Taken on May 17, 2012