BY REBECCA BENNETT — According to Hyattsville Elementary School (HES) Art Teacher Sarah Yazvac, the school partnered with Art Works to commission local muralist Peter Krsko for three pieces that are showcased on the Jefferson Street school walls.  The project was funded by the Anacostia Watershed Society and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, she said.

According to Yazvac, Krsko collaborated with HES fifth grade students on the project beginning last fall.  Students sketched ideas with the theme “Maryland natural habitat.”  Krsko and team took those ideas and created the murals, she said.

“The final result is three gorgeous panels along our brick wall on Jefferson Street,” Yazvac said.