Permanent Art Installation at Alberta Rider Elementary School in Tigard, Oregon


Video of Welcome Banners at Alberta Rider Elementary & other projects funded by the same organization


Alberta Rider Elementary in Tigard, Oregon needed help actualizing their concept for multicultural welcome flags in their main entry hall. A total of 24 languages were present within the school community that needed to be represented. Keala undertook extensive research on each language to incorporate a plant or animal which best represented that language. This 15 month project included obtaining buy-in from the school community through 3D mock-ups as well as asking for suggestions on image representation for each language through the school flyer and from attendees of the school’s cultural fair.

Banner Gallery

The problem: unclear messaging, the solution: video content. Keala conducted over a dozen video interviews, most of which were filmed specifically to include school district teachers, former students, Art in the Burbs artists and fellow board members. The content is being used to create videos for social media and to pull quotes for press releases and articles to promote the new messaging. The effort to spread awareness for Art in the Burbs’ cause is an ongoing project.




Keala designed and installed the Welcome Language Banner art installation in the main hall of the school. Above are a handful of the banners created the colors of the rainbow were used and displayed in accordance to the order of which they occur in the rainbow. This was a volunteer project to the Hill Family’s children’s school.

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Graphic Design

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Community Buy-in

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SketchUp Modeling

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Print Solutions & Installation

  • Graphic Design 90% 90%
  • Research 99% 99%
  • Print Solutions & Installation 90% 90%
  • Community Buy-in 90% 90%


The project was well supported and received by families, school staff and school district personnel. One teacher was so moved that she had tears in her eyes when she saw her country represented.