Tuesday, April 03, 2018

2018 Memory Project

South High School Visual Art students from Honors Drawing 3 and Painting 2  recently submitted portraits for the 2018 Memory Project.   

The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty.  

The portraits serve to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future.  For the art students, we want this to be an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.

Special thanks to mentor teachers Robyn Bican and Katherine O'Truk for facilitating this project for both the student artists at South High School and for the students from Syria and Jordan.

Congratulations to these participating students:  Nathaniel Angell, Emma Ansah, Gabrielle Boone, Asia Branch, Andrea Davenport, Jacob Durkin, Gerry Garcia, Adrianna Greiner, Luke Hennelly, Jada Hodges, Catherine Kammerer, Emily Karling, Hope Krska, Katherine Leinart, Jack Loris, Madeline Manganiello, Jessica Meier, Angelina Pantano-Severson,  Hitali Patel, Madelyn Puccillo, Marguerite Reynolds, Miguel Rodriguez, Vanessa Stover, Paxton Tomczak, Destiny Varela, Goda Vertekla, and  Kyle Walsh.