Artist Residency

VBCPS Artist Residency- Bayside Middle School

Students from Bayside 6th Grade Campus and Bayside Middle School installed their artwork at Williams Farm Park on April 8, 2022, marking the culmination of the “Lift Up Your Voice” Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) artist residency.

The program was the result of a partnership between the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department and VBCPS, pairing artist Kevin Orlosky with students to create public art reflective of the school and community. This is the third public art residency program with VBCPS.

To create the project, students finished one of the following phrases: “I speak for….,” “I project…” or “my voice is….” and illustrated their words on artwork shaped like megaphones, symbolizing their expressions. After being displayed in Williams Farm Park, the student’s artwork was returned to their home school.