The week of June 12, the Eisenhower Chapel was turned into an art studio for Elementary and Middle School students.

About the Art Project

Elementary and Middle School students were invited to participate in a free community art-making project and offered a gift card for participating. During a three-day camp-style workshop, lead artist Keri Deixler worked with the students to complete an individual artwork when put together, will form a cohesive public art installation. Students created their own heritage flag depicting and celebrating their unique personality, culture, background, affinities, and/or customs. The project will be displayed in Bayaud Park, 7700 E. Bayaud Avenue, for three months or more (weather depending) and honored with an official ribbon cutting in late summer. We will offer guided and self-guided tours of the Lowry Art + Architecture Loop for the community to enjoy and get some exercise while enjoying our creative community!

About Lead Artist

Artist Keri Deixler will lead the Elementary School and Middle School students in this project to create public art for Bayaud Park. Keri is a N.E. Denver resident who has been painting and drawing for the past 30 years in southern Arizona and Denver. As a graduate of the University of Kansas in Journalism/Advertising, she is midway through her MFA in Illustration. Living with her husband, two teenagers, parents, a dog, and two parakeets, Keri has worked with kids for over 20 years. She is currently the visual arts instructor at Denver Language School and loves working collaboratively with youngsters on stage sets and private art lessons, and has led plein air painting camps for seven years at

The trail is funded by a grant from Arts & Venues Denver/City and County of Denver, Clark’s Market 2023 Star Partnership, and an in-kind partnership with the Museum of Outdoor Arts.

This project is part of the City and County of Denver’s P.S. You Are Here grant program, a neighborhood beautification program for community by community.