Lewiston Middle School 8th grader Jayden Roy works on his Day of the Dead shrine at the school Wednesday afternoon that he was dedicating to his grandfather, Roger Rodrigue, who was in the army. The unique arts program was taking place in the Spanish language classes of LMS teacher Jennifer Goodine. Joined by teaching artist Natasha Mayers, the students created "shrines" to their personal experiences of loss. Using a wide range of materials, much of which Goodine collected from "the dump" depict their sense of loss visually and also in written form, preparing short essays describing who or what they are commemorating. Over 150 students took part in the project, in it's 7th year, and will be on display at Lewiston City Hall and LA Arts on Lisbon Street on Friday October 27th.
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