During the Founder’s Day celebration on Nov. 30, 2009, The Galloway School announced plans for a lasting tribute to Elliott Galloway. Atlanta sculptor Martin Dawe of CherryLion Studios was commissioned to create Elliott’s Circle, an outdoor classroom installed on the front lawn of our campus. Elliott’s Circle features a sculpture of Mr. Galloway and a young student in conversation, surrounded by a circle of logs. The ends of each log have plates with the names of all of Galloway’s alumni engraved in concentric circles, like the rings of a tree.
Dawe began the Elliott’s Circle project by researching Mr. Galloway’s life and work, watching hours of video footage of Mr. Galloway speaking, interviewing past headmasters and current faculty members, and working closely with Jeff Galloway and the 40th anniversary steering committee. The layout of the piece lends itself to use as an outdoor classroom and gathering space, and the emphasis of the design is what Mr. Galloway considered to be central to his educational philosophy: the relationship between teacher and student.
Elliott’s Circle was unveiled at Galloway’s Community Celebration on May 1, 2010.