Oconomowoc students inspired through Imagine a Day art project

Lake Country Now: Right before the end of school let out for the summer, Silver Lake Intermediate School’s gifted and talented art students put the finishing touches on an art project they had worked on daily since February.

The multifaceted work is a five-piece mural to be displayed on the exterior west wall of the school and serve as the backdrop for an amphitheater.

The project was made possible through a grant from the Imagine a Day, Courtney Bella Foundation. Eight years ago, Courtney Bella, a fourth grader at Summit Elementary School was killed, along with her mother, Jennifer Bukosky, and her unborn sister, in a tragic automobile accident caused by an intoxicated driver. A few weeks before her death, Courtney wrote a poem entitled “Imagine a Day.”

Within months after the accident, Courtney’s dad, Brad Bella, established the Imagine a Day Foundation to serve as an endowment for creative and performing arts for students in the Oconomowoc Area School District.

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