Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Alyssa, Colton, Sierra

Title: Love is Love

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and fabric.

About: Sexual orientation has become an issue when it comes to freedom and equality. Gay individuals get judged and treated differently than those who are straight every day. The older generation judges them because they are not used to it, but it’s 2016 and gay marriage is legal. Sexual preference does not define your character and should not limit the way you want to live your life. Gay and straight should be equal and have the freedom to live their lives with the person they love.

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Jasmin, Christopher, Shaylan

Title: Then and Now

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic paint, permanent marker, pencil

About: Throughout centuries our world as a whole has come up with many names to call each other. Names that point people out in the crowd. Really, none of us are all that different. Under all our skin and muscles lays our bones. When you look at skeletons they are all pretty much the same. When you were a child you didn’t notice the Middle Eastern, Native American, African American or Caucasian person next to you. They were just another living person next to you. In the future wouldn’t it be nice to have the same mind set as a child.

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Shelby, Natalie, Morgan, Braden

Title: Arms Around the World

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

About: It does not matter who you are or what you have. The only thing that matters
is that everyone is human and we are all equal to each other. We the people of the United States have many rights, but not all are readily available to everyone. Many people lost lives, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness because they were a different race. The constitution sets forth the rights of all the people that live in this country. It is time that we reached out to our fellow man and supported each other.

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Amber, Rheanna, Kameron, Rachel

Title: You Weren’t Born Racist

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

About: No one is born racist or sexist. It is something that is learned. Babies don’t care about what color you are. If you took a bunch of babies and put them in the same room they wouldn’t care about skin color or ethnicity. It’s not very smart of people to think that way, it doesn’t matter where you are from or what your skin color is, we are all human.

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Daria, Clint, Hunter

Title: Love is Love

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Chalk pastel, acrylic paint, and clear acrylic spray paint.

About: Gay marriage is a very controversial topic. I think that love is love no matter the gender. A woman can love a woman just as well as she could a man. People say is goes against the bible but so does premarital sex and that’s just something normal now a days. Gay marriage should be smiled upon and welcomed but it’s not. They are humans too.

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Katelyn, Kinzie, Seth, Andrea

Title: Different but the Same

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, fabric, poster paper

About: Racial inequality has been a problem for many years. Different races are stereotyped unfairly due to skin color or where they are from. Racial inequality is very unfair. Does a person get to pick where they are born? No. There’s nothing a person can do to change their race, so why should they be judged by it? A person should be judged by who they are and how they act, rather than things that can’t be changed.