Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Hayli, Kylee, Zoe, Marie

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Paint, photo transfer, beads, screen-print, and embroidery.

About: The meaning of our project is to show women’s rights. If you look closely you can see that the center is a dream catcher, which are meant to capture all bad things. The quote in the middle is by Roger Williams and we felt it related to the theme because Roger Williams believed in equality and freedom and women today are fighting for equality and freedom.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Cody, Caleb, Jacob, Zachary

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Watercolor, oil pastel, and photo transfer.

About: Our Project Shows Roger Williams’ idea of freedom of religion. This is expressed by people of all religions coming together in the newly founded state of Rhode Island. Our quote, “God requireth not a uniformity of religion to be enacted in any civil state,” shows that R. Williams did not believe in everyone being forced to practice the same religion. This is something that is relevant to today’s society as well.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Anthony, Brianna, Josh, Kasey

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Paint, oil pastel, screen-print, and photo transfer.

About: Our focus was on the separation of church and state. People wanted to be able to practice their own religion publicly without consequence from the government or society. This is something we still see today as well as in Roger Williams’ time.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Joseph, Garissa, Jaylen, Kaylah

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Photo transfer, embroidery, natural dye, screen-print, and paint.

About: We chose to respond to the theme by displaying Roger Williams’ journey beginning in England and ending with the founding of Providence, RI. Roger Williams stood for freedom of religion but also an overarching belief in overall freedom. We represented contemporary fights for freedom such as The Women’s March, tolerance, and separation or church and state.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Madeline, Jason, Jenna, Kerry-Ann

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Paint, photo transfer, and screen-print.

About: For our project, we chose the topic of immigration for our “Dangerous Opinion”. We depicted an image of a young Syrian boy, representing the innocence of the children in such a war-torn country. Immigration is a very controversial topic, especially in today’s society, especially because of opposing religious beliefs. Roger Williams was pro-immigration and advocated for freedom of religion in Rhode Island. Therefore our project successfully represents the theme of “Dangerous Opinions” by illuminating the need for sympathy in favor of immigrants.