CARY, NC –Renowned sculptor Paris Alexander recently visited the Lucy Daniels School to work collaboratively with students and teachers on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based project. The students engaged in the “critical c's" -collaboration, cooperation and communication-through project-based learning as the elementary school year comes to a close. 

“Made possible by the Cary Visual Art Center, Alexander is a popular artist whose work is included in the collections of Wake Med, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, Saks Fifth Avenue, the R.C. Kessler Collection, SAS Institute, former president Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, and many others,” said Deborah Mugno, Director of Education and Operations. 

Alexander’s work has been well established in N.C. galleries, universities, and museums. The sculptor has led a multitude of outreach programs including Pathways for People and summer programs for the Governor Morehead School of the Blind. Alexander has been a mentor for several NC Arts councils, the Artspace Arts and Outreach Programs, and the NC Museum of Art Outreach Program.

Kindergarten, first and second grade students at Lucy Daniels School have participated in a thematic art project displaying the theme of water, land and air animals through clay tiles.

“The tiles will form panels that will be fired, painted, and then permanently displayed at the Center,” explains Mugno. The project aids in the furthering of arts education programming at the Center.

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Now in its third decade of service to children and families, the Lucy Daniels Center is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the Triangle’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle and is conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information, visit