PAWS Art Show to Display BCPS Student Talent

-Photo courtesy of BCPS-

Through the 10th Annual Kindness for Paws Art Show at White Marsh Mall (on the first floor by Macy’s Home Store), community members can purchase portraits of adopted animals created by local students and teachers, and the funds raised will benefit the Maryland SPCA.

Kindness for Paws is one of the service-learning project options embedded into the Baltimore County Public Schools’ middle school art curriculum. This year’s Kindness for Paws will take place in person from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. Student artwork will be sold for $10 each and teacher artwork for $20 each. The art will go on display beginning on Saturday, May 13, during mall business hours.

From May 13-31, community members can go online to purchase digital downloads of student artwork ($5 each) and teacher artwork ($10 each). The sale will be larger than ever with 2,232 pieces of art from 48 public and private schools and 60 teachers.

Before the in-person sale begins, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will present an award to Molly Schappel, a visual arts educator at Perry Hall Middle School and the founder of Kindness for Paws, as well as additional awards to participating art teachers. The awards ceremony will take place at White Marsh Mall on Sunday, May 21, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Participating BCPS schools in this year’s Kindness for Paws are:
Catonsville Middle School
The Chatsworth School
Dulaney High School
Dumbarton Middle School
Eastern Technical High School
Featherbed Lane Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Gunpowder Elementary School
Jacksonville Elementary School
Johnnycake Elementary School
Kingsville Elementary School
Lansdowne Elementary School
Loch Raven High School
Loch Raven Technical Academy
Martin Boulevard Elementary School
Middle River Middle School
Northwest Academy of Health Sciences
Parkville High School
Perry Hall Middle School
Pikesville Middle School
Pine Grove Middle School
Pleasant Plains Elementary School
Pot Spring Elementary School
Ridgely Middle School
Sandy Plains Elementary School
Shady Spring Elementary School
Southwest Academy
Summit Park Elementary School
Victory Villa Elementary School
Vincent Farm Elementary School
Watershed Public Charter School
Wellwood International School

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.