Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, RI

Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, RI

Created by Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, RI

Artists: Justin and Lilah

Title: Eternal Time

Teacher: Mrs. Matacia

Theme: Respect of all Cultures

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much! It feels good to bring important issues into art.

About: Our theme focused on treating all cultures with respect. Today people are not treated equal, with disrespect to immigrants and other cultures.

Created by Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, RI

Artist: Michaeleen

Title: Chains That Bind Us

Teacher: Mrs. Matacia

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It was good to let my feelings be represented on canvas and in a national arena.

About: Freedom to be ourselves. Religious Freedom, Freedom to love who we want. This was believed by roger Williams to allow people to believe what they want without government being in control of our thoughts.

Created by Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, RI

Artists: Talia and David

Title: Dying For Change

Teacher: Mrs. Matacia

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun learning about the history of RI and how things have changed or not changed since Roger Williams discovered Rhode Island.

About: We wanted to show our RI tree but also list issues that concern us such as Climate Change, Equal rights, Women Rights, Social Security and Immigration Reform.

Created by Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, RI

Artists: Mae and Colby

Title: Why Can’t They Leave Us Alone

Teacher: Mrs. Matacia

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much. It really makes you think about what is happening in the world today. Is it really different that the 1600’s?

About: Why can’t we all live together in harmony? Why do we need to attack our neighbors? All cultures need to work together. Roger Williams fought for our freedom. We have more important issues to worry about.