Last week artist Scott Cohen visited with students in grades 4-8 to speak to the students about art, goal setting, and the Las Vegas LifeCube Project. The Life Cube Project is an interactive community art installation created by Scott. The first Life Cube was built at Burning Man in 2011. Since then, the concept has evolved to include opportunities for the community to express themselves, create and show their art. The mission of The Life Cube Project is to get people to write down their goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations with the belief that there is a better chance of achieving them.
Scott shared stories from his experience as a parent and an artist that emphasized that the best way to make your wishes come true is to write them down, explore the details, and make a plan. Each student received a Wish-Stick, a piece of paper where they could share their wishes and goals. Students spent time the next day during Morning Meeting and Circle of Power & Respect sharing and reflecting on Scott’s message and their own wishes/goals.
Over the course of the week, students in grades 4-8 visited students in PS-3rd grade to share Scott’s message and help the younger students fill out their own Wish-Sticks. All of the Wish-Sticks were collected and deposited in our own Cube, an actual 3’ x 3’ cube with canvas siding that will join similar cubes in Downtown Las Vegas for the finale on March 21. Students across the campus decorated our cube and added a bit of themselves to this community-wide project.
More information about The Las Vegas LifeCube Project can be found at:
KNPR State of Nevada – click on Listen to hear the story
Las Vegas News 3 – Life Cube Project Brings Hopes, Dreams to LV
Fox5 Vegas – Ever–changing downtown LV art piece