The Interdependence Hexagon Project #4, created by the efforts of individuals residing in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and (Kigali) Rwanda

The Interdependence Hexagon Project #4, created by the efforts of individuals residing in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and (Kigali) Rwanda
The Interdependence Hexagon Project #4, created by the efforts of individuals residing in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and (Kigali) Rwanda

The Interdependence Hexagon Project #4, created by the efforts of individuals residing in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and (Kigali) Rwanda

The Interdependence Hexagon Project #4, created by the efforts of individuals residing in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and (Kigali) Rwanda

Title: Compassion, Action, Balance

Theme: Interdependence / Community

Materials & Techniques Used: Colored Pencils, text, collage, paint, collage, transfers

Organizer: Beth Burkhauser

Participants: Students grades, 4th, 5th, and 12th 

Artist – Izere Alistide with the group Art with a Mission 
Emmanuel Nkuranga, Teacher
Nyarugenge(District) Kigali, Rwanda

Artist – Erin Nguyen from Union Endicott High School 
Cindy Henry, Teacher
Endicott, New York 

Artist – Rebekah Geevarghese from South MS 
Emily Cook, Teacher
Arlington Heights Illinois 

What is your artwork about? My intent of my hexagon was to say that anything that we believe separates us; race, country, gender, etc…, is irrelevant. We are all the same. And we all stand together. If we could just see beyond trivial things, perhaps the world would be different.

WE can take action by reaching out for justice, poverty and freedom in the world.

As we carry large loads in Rwanda, they must have balance to carry carried successfully – so, too must the world work together to balance its resources.

Did your group enjoy working on this project? From orphans in Kigali, Rwanda, to Senior High Advanced Placement students in New York to Middle School in Illinois – all have expressed excitement and engagement! Even though created individually in separate locations – combined they express a unified and powerful statement about how we need to be – and ARE – connected!

Do you have any other ideas of projects the IFC could do? Cover the globe Virtually with images thus creating an ongoing and expanding gallery of art work that aims at making a difference in the world – on this globe!