Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, NC

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, NC

Exhibit: April 1 – May 31, 2018

Theme: Nothing Happens Unless First a Dream

Exhibit location: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Art Exhibit

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Exhibit: April 2, 2018 – Summer 2019

Theme: “We Must Adjust to Changing Times and Still Hold to Unchanging Principles”. This would honor the legacy of Miss Julia and the high school while also promoting the ideals that shaped the Carter presidency and views. Link for background information about Miss Julia. https://jimmycarter.info/2016/03/25/julia-coleman/

Link to theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPWDd6RW9HazNOUnc/view?usp=sharing

Fort Scott National Historic Site Art Exhibit

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Exhibit: February 1 – March 31, 2018

Theme: New Faces, New Neighbors

Exhibit location: Fort Scott National Historic Site, Old Fort Blvd, Fort Scott, KS 66701

Big Thicket National Preserve Art Exhibit

Big Thicket National Preserve

Exhibit: January 2 – April 30, 2018

Art due: Wednesday November 15, 2017

Theme: All the Little Things
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPcEVQS3RaZ2JmUm8/view?usp=sharing

Participants: The majority of participants need to come from this region by national participation is acceptable.

Free canvas will be distributed to all participants.

Exhibit location: Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625

Visiting BTNP
If you would like to visit BTNP and/or schedule a tour please contact Mary Kay Manning at mary_kay_manning@nps.gov or 270-758-2180.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Exhibit #4

Mammoth Cave National Park

Exhibit: November 18 – January 20, 2018

Art due: October 4, 2017

Theme: The World Above and Below, read more here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPazhxX2xHV1JhWE0/view?usp=sharing

Free canvas will be distributed to all participants.

Exhibit location: Mammoth Cave National Park, 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, KY, 42259

Visiting MCNP
If you would like to visit MCNP and/or schedule a tour please contact David Wyrick at 270-758-2180.

Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Juliana, Jazmyne, Jennifer, Catherine

Title: HOPE

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so/

About: Roger Williams was banished by the Puritans for his “Newe and Dangerous Opinions”. He founded Providence, Rhode Island in 1636 and instituted a colony in which religious tolerance and respect for Native Americans would be the norm, not the exception.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Jazmyne, Catherine

Title: The Baptists

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so

About: Once Roger Williams established a colony whose basic tenet was religious tolerance, other religious groups such as the Baptists, some of whom were led by Anne Hutchinson the founder of the Colony of Portsmouth, RI in 1638, and who had been persecuted by the Puritans, came to Rhode Island to practice their religion without government or other religious group interference. The First Baptist Church on North Main Street in Providence is depicted in this scene. It was founded by Roger Williams who never saw the building as it was erected in 1775 – 1776 long after his death. Anne Hutchinson gazes upon the structure as she is in agreement with the beliefs espoused there.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Jazmyne, Catherine

Title: The Touro Synagogue

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

About: Once Roger Williams established a colony whose basic tenet was religious tolerance, other religious groups such as Sephardic Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, who had been persecuted in other places, came to Rhode Island to practice their religion without government or other religious group interference. This painting depicts the Touro Synagogue is Newport, RI as it stands today. It is the first Jewish congregation and synagogue in North America. A Jewish couple are in front of the synagogue appreciating their ability to practice their religion without persecution.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Catherine, Juliana, Jazmyne

Title: The Quakers

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

About: Once Roger Williams established a colony whose basic tenet was religious tolerance, other religious groups such as the Quakers, who had been persecuted in other places, came to Rhode Island to practice their religion without government or other religious group interference. The painting depicts the Quaker Meeting House in Newport, Rhode Island and a Quaker couple who appreciate their ability to worship in their Meeting House without fear of persecution.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Catherine, Jazmyne

Title: The Narragansett Indians

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

About: The painting depicts a monument to Roger Williams in the background overlooking two Narragansett Native Americans. The monument represents Roger Williams’s monumental work in the area of equality and respect for the Native Americans, which, during his time, was not the norm. It is the hope of the artists that this respect for others continues into our day and permeates our society.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Exhibit: August 1 – September 30, 2017

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Theme summary: New Bedford’s diversity is legacy of ‘Whaling History’ and a belief in ‘Progressive Values’. The question is how will that diversity alter the future of the city from this point on? Will New Bedford’s diversity strengthen our future or divide the city?

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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.

Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, markers, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? The students worked on these 3 middle pieces together, and were excited about showing a progression of their ideas. They liked the fact that they were able to incorporate music into their final piece.

About: As our 5 pieces came together, and we literally wove together the ideas and images that we had been working on, the idea of caged birds and ultimate freedom, both physically and with our “Dangerous Ideas” really started to take shape. We looked at the Song Freebird, by Lynrd Skynrd, and Sean decided to insert a few of the lyrics into our work, since they worked perfectly with our theme. A la Jean-Michel Basquiat, we appropriated the words of this song, to drive home the point of our artwork.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, markers, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? The students worked on these 3 middle pieces together, and were excited about showing a progression of their ideas. They liked the fact that they were able to incorporate music into their final piece.

About: As our 5 pieces came together, and we literally wove together the ideas and images that we had been working on, the idea of caged birds and ultimate freedom, both physically and with our “Dangerous Ideas” really started to take shape. We looked at the Song Freebird, by Lynrd Skynrd, and Sean decided to insert a few of the lyrics into our work, since they worked perfectly with our theme. A la Jean-Michel Basquiat, we appropriated the words of this song, to drive home the point of our artwork.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Mary, Ray

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Fabric swatches, marker, canvas, and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? The first and last panel of this work were created last, after all of the group work, to tell the story as cohesively as possible. When the group came up with the idea of birds to represent Roger Williams and his followers; at first caged, but finally free, they were excited, and very happy with the final result.

About: We thought about Roger Williams and his “Dangerous Ideas” and how he must have felt while still living in Massachusetts. Ray, one of our Birch Academy students, drew these sweet birds, so we enlarged them and cut them out of fabric. We then cut up one of the group murals we had created to depict the cage that he must have felt he lived in. We used pieces of the canvas in works 2,3 & 4 to complete the cage in work #1.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, marker, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? The Birch Academy students absolutely loved the weaving part of this project. They worked instinctively, rather than looking for a planned outcome, and were very happy with the results.

About: As our project continued, and we were visited by Sparkle Bryant, who shared many interested facets of Roger Williams and his exit from Massachusetts, we began to weave parts of his story into our artwork. Eventually, we decided to literally WEAVE his story together, and we cut up 2 of our graffiti canvases, and wove them into the remaining 2. The result is a beautiful mix of ideas and images that works both literally and figuratively with our “Dangerous Ideas” theme.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, marker, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? This was like a free for all, with students loving the freedom of writing and drawing whatever came to mind. Some students had a lot to say; others just wanted to write their name. A new student, Sean, joined our class just as this project was getting underway, and he really led the rest of us to this final work.

About: We started with the history of Roger Williams, and his “Dangerous Ideas”, which got him kicked out of Massachusetts and compelled him to found Providence, RI, where people could believe in whatever they wanted (or didn’t want). Sean looked for an artist with the same kind of attitude as Mr. Williams, and he found Jean-Michel Basquiat. We used Basquiat’s artistic style of graffiti, bold color, drawings & writing to create each of the middle 3 pieces.

Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Created by Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Artists: Sebastian, Jennifer, Rockford, Jhenezey

Title: Who Owns the Ocean?

Teacher: Mrs. Lague

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic, plastic bottles and caps.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: With Oceans polluted- there were differences in opinion on how to conserve our waters and who owns it?

Created by Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Artists: Miles, Gionna, Bailey, Amedeo, Hayden

Title: Separation Anxiety

Teacher: Mrs. Sheehan

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Ink dropper, watercolors and fabric crayons.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, especially working with the fabric crayons and great canvas!

About: Students read and studied the history of Rhode Island Including Roger Williams. The idea came from separation of church and state and the struggle Roger Williams created and found himself in deep.

Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Created by Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Artists: Nijah and Anthony

Title: Stone-Walled

Teacher: Mrs. Lowe

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Fabric markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Differences of opinion between church and state with Roger Williams philosophy.

Created by Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Artist: Jane

Title: Boats and Quotes

Teacher: Mrs. Lowe

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Quotes and freedom of speech during the time of Roger Williams.

Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI

Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI

Created by Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI

Artists: William, Keeley, William, mary Kate, Emma, Peyton, Parker, Meghan, Brianna

Title: Not Eye to Eye

Teacher: Mrs. Icart

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic and ink.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: If the government should control, what should we think and believe?

Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI

Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI

Created by Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI

Artists: Sydney and Erin

Title: Gay Rights

Teacher: Mrs. Lind

Theme: Community

Materials and techniques: Evolon fabric and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: People have the freedom to choose their sexual lifestyle.

Created by Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI

Artists: Gretchen and Mercedes

Title: Lady Gaga, Love and Freedom

Teacher: Mrs. Lind

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and Evolon fabric.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The acceptance of LGBTQ+ members in society politically and socially. Lady Gaga is a representation of one of the biggest advocates of the LGBTQ community.

Created by Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI

Artists: Andrew Roberts, Joshua Reardon

Title: The Great Divide

Teacher: Mrs. Lind

Theme: Politics-opposing views

Materials and techniques: Evolon fabric and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Opposing views, the great clash between each respected side.

Created by Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI

Artist: Camrie

Title: Sexual Violence

Teacher: Mrs. Lind

Theme: Sexual Violence

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Awareness of sexual violence in our society for women and men. I chose to depict an individual within a bubble of safety.

Lincoln High School, Lincoln, RI

Lincoln High School, Lincoln, RI

Created by Lincoln High School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Armen, John, Makayla, Kory

Title: Separation

Teacher: Mrs. Binder

Theme: Freedom

Created by Lincoln High School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Anjali, Colb, John, Zach

Title: We Are RI

Teacher: Mrs. Binder

Theme: Freedom

Created by Lincoln High School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Katherine, Jessi, Abigail, Allison, Molly

Title: Unlock Your Freedom

Teacher: Mrs. Binder

Theme: Freedom

Created by Lincoln High School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Abigail, Eryanna, Kevin

Title: Standing Then, Standing Now

Teacher: Mrs. Binder

Theme: Equality

Created by Lincoln High School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Lexi, Kyrell, Christopher, Colby, Nate

Title: Silhouette

Teacher: Mrs. Binder

Theme: Freedom

Goff Middle School, Pawtucket, RI

Goff Middle School, Pawtucket, RI

Created by Goff Middle School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Emily and Tyla

Title: Stop Addiction

Teacher: Mrs. Moe

Theme: Health

Materials and techniques: Pencil, Sharpie marker, acrylic paint, foam sheet, fabric, and hot glue.

Did you enjoy this project? It was fun to draw and I hope it inspires people to not do drugs.

About: Addiction to drugs are bad for you. We want to show a healthy person vs what happens when you are victim to your addiction. Addiction has deadly consequences and we hope that in the future, addiction will no longer be around. Do not let someone you love get addicted to drugs- make good decisions…. stay sober.

Created by Goff Middle School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Jillian, Ashly, Kailey

Title: Freedom For ALL

Teacher: Mrs. Moe

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Pencil, Sharpie marker, pens, acrylic paint, fabric, and hot glue.

Did you enjoy this project? We liked working on this group project: it was open ended and we made our own discussions to make. We just really like art.

About: Our theme for our artwork for the Dream Rocket Project was Rodger Williams: Dangerous Opinions. We discussed Rodger Williams and our vision of what we hope the future will hold for us all. We wanted to go in a historical perspective in regards to Rodger Williams. Our work of art shows Freedom throughout Rhode Island and the Rest of America. Our three freedoms we feel as being most important is: Freedom of religion, speech and expression.

Created by Goff Middle School, Pawtucket, RI

Artist: Cayla

Title: Does Not Matter

Teacher: Mrs. Moe

Theme: Gender

Materials and techniques: Pencil, Sharpie marker, acrylic paint, hot glue and pipe cleaners.

Did you enjoy this project? Loved drawing it out and painting.

About: Our theme for our artwork for the Dream Rocket Project was Rodger Williams: Dangerous Opinions. We discussed Rodger Williams and our vision of what we hope the future will hold for us all. A theme that was important to us was gender. One of our classmates shared that they have a friend who has been bullied due to being transgender. We hope that in the future everyone feels that It does not matter if you are born in a gender you do not identify with. Be who you want to be. We hope in the future, people will stop bulling others you for being transgender.

Created by Goff Middle School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Zachary, Olivia, Emma

Title: Equality

Teacher: Mrs. Moe

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Pencil, acrylic paint, canvas, and hot glue.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed looking at the flags and how creative they all where.

About: Our theme for our artwork for the Dream Rocket Project was Rodger Williams: Dangerous Opinions. We discussed Rodger Williams and our vision of what we hope the future will hold for us all. We chose equality as our focus on our work of art. Our artwork shows race equality and we hope it shows that everyone should treat everyone nicely. People should treat each other how they want to be treated. We do not want people judging others by their skin color, we want people to think of personality and not skin color. We also want to show people who have been segregated coming together.

Created by Goff Middle School, Pawtucket, RI

Artist: Mourgan

Title: Anyone Can Do It

Teacher: Mrs. Moe

Theme: Women’s Rights

Materials and techniques: Pencil, Sharpie marker, acrylic paint, button, and hot glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was a lot of fun working together as a class. I enjoyed the drawing and enjoyed painting her.

About: Our theme for our artwork for the Dream Rocket Project was Rodger Williams: Dangerous Opinions. We discussed Rodger Williams and our vision of what we hope the future will hold for us all. Our topic for this artwork focused around where we hope Women’s Rights will be in the future. We hope as a class… that in the future, Woman’s Rights would be a non-issue; that woman can do what they want. We hope that no person, regardless of being male or female would think of themselves as “less than” or “not equal to”. We used Rosie the Riveter in our artwork because she is an iconic figure that was used during WWll who represented women who were working in factories. Instead of her saying: “We Can Do IT!”, to help portray out theme that in the future everyone will be equal in society, we had her say: “Anyone Can Do IT!”

Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Trinity, Courtney, Nyila, Paige

Title: Banished

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, wallpaper and foam collage, and sewing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork represents Roger Williams being banished from Massachusetts colony for his religious beliefs. It shows a path from a jailed cross going towards freedom of religion.

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Devin, Zanyck, Yarielis

Title: Anne Hutchinson

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, collage, and cotton balls.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Anne Hutchinson was came to RI to practice her religious beliefs freely during colonial times. This was represented with a portrait of Anne Hutchinson on a Bible. It also shows heavenly gates in clouds, a hope for the future.

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Madelynne, Ashton, Venna, Mia, Regan

Title: Hope

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, collage, and sewing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Symbols of RI like the ocean and anchor were used to show location. This piece symbolizes Roger William’s hope for religious freedom and includes that in its message, a play on RI’s motto..

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Abigail, Lily, Abigayle, Angela, Alyssa

Title: New Land

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and collage.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes

About: This artwork is about Roger Williams’s purchasing land from the Native Americans. This was unusual at a time when Europeans were just claiming land and displacing native peoples. This demonstrates a new way of thinking that shows tolerance.

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Sophia, Rachel, Julia, Brendan, Samantha

Title: Building Religious Freedom

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Watercolor and acrylic paint, collage.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork represents Roger Williams introducing religious freedom. It shows Roger Williams with parts of a place of worship. The cut up building is based upon the 1st Quaker Meeting House in Newport. The wild colors in the background represent the creation of something new. A quote by Roger Williams was added.

Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI

Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI

Created by Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI

Artist: Jakai

Title: RW

Teacher: Mrs. Camara

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, burlap, native shells, rice paper, yarn, and sharpie pen.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I enjoyed working and researching my project.

About: Roger William is a key to our state, stands for WHO WE ARE TODAY.

Created by Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI

Artist: Zoe

Title: Roger William 2

Teacher: Mrs. Camara

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Charcoal pencil and pastel.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Portrait of Roger William, a Rhode Island connection.

Created by Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI

Artist: Crickett

Title: Roger William 1

Teacher: Mrs. Camara

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Charcoal pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Roger William – Leader

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.

Tiogue School, Coventry, RI

Tiogue School, Coventry, RI


Created by Tiogue School, Coventry, RI
Artists: Addison, Vincent, Alaina, Madison, Emily, Chelsea, Keenan, Bryana, Benjamin, Nathan, Layla
Title: Symbols of Hope
Teacher: Mrs. Hornstein
Theme: Hope (Dangerous Opinions)
Materials and techniques: Sharpie markers, tape, canvas, and fabric.
Did you enjoy this project? Yes.
About: The children created symbols that they designed to represent what “hope” looks like or means to them.


Created by Tiogue School, Coventry, RI
Artists: Aiden, Ella, Drew, Marissa, Stacia, Lily, Gavin, Cole, Justine, Jeanette, Owen, Hannah
Title: Symbols of Hope
Teacher: Mrs. Hornstein
Theme: Hope (Dangerous Opinions)
Materials and techniques: Sharpie marker, tape, canvas, and fabric.
Did you enjoy this project? Yes.
About: The children created symbols that they designed to represent what “hope” looks like or means to them.


Created by Tiogue School, Coventry, RI
Artists: Levi, William, Alexia, Ella, Amber, Azaria, Anya, Ethan, Christopher, Bradley, Teagan
Title: Symbols of Hope
Teacher: Mrs. Hornstein
Theme: Hope (Dangerous Opinions)
Materials and techniques: Sharpie markers, tape, canvas, and fabric.
Did you enjoy this project? Yes.
About: The children created symbols that they designed to represent what “hope” looks like or means to them.


Created by Tiogue School, Coventry, RI
Artists: Ethan, Aiden, Angela, Giada, Ms. Hornstein, Ava, Haley, Jacob, Jack, Sophia, Michelle
Title: Symbols of Hope
Teacher: Mrs. Hornstein
Theme: Hope (Dangerous Opinions)
Materials and techniques: Markers, Sharpie marker, tape, canvas, and fabric.
Did you enjoy this project? Yes
About: The children created symbols that they designed to represent what “hope” looks like or means to them.

Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Created by Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Jordan, John, Monika, Rachel

Title: Freedom For All

Teacher: Mr. Chabot

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Pencils permanent markers, colored pencils and water based markers.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed discussing how people settled in RI. We discussed our art ideas and how they could relate on our square.

About: How the people came to Rhode Island to have religious freedom.

Created by Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Alannah, Jailyn, Edilson, Ryan

Title: Freedom for Roger Williams

Teacher: Mr. Chabot

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Pencils permanent markers, colored pencils and water based markers.

Did you enjoy this project? We all discussed ways to draw our ideas about Roger Williams and worked as a group to make out art square.

About: It’s all about Roger Williams and his travels to Rhode Island.

Created by Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Alicia, John, JJ, Alexander, Gage

Title: A Journey of Freedom

Teacher: Mr. Chabot

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Pencils permanent markers, colored pencils and water based markers.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed discussing our ideas as a group and creating our art piece.

About: How the people from Massachusetts came to Rhode Island to find religious freedom.

Created by Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Delilah, Bella, Jianny, Jenna, Andrew

Title: Religious Freedom

Teacher: Mr. Chabot

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Pencils permanent markers, colored pencils and water based markers.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed discussing Roger Williams and his journey to Rhode Island. Creating a Triangle artwork was different and fun.

About: How Roger Williams came to Rhode Island to establish religious freedom.

Created by Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Monika, Lexi, Rachel, Gabriel

Title: Curvin McCabe Honors Roger Williams

Teacher: Mr. Chabot

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Pencils permanent markers, colored pencils and water based markers.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed studying about Roger Williams with the whole class and in our group and drawing our ideas on him.

About: Our thoughts and ideas about Roger Williams.

Created by Curvin McCabe School, Pawtucket, RI

Artists: Aiden, Hunter, Lexi, Evan

Title: Freedom at Last

Teacher: Mr. Chabot

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Pencils permanent markers, colored pencils and water based markers.

Did you enjoy this project? We really enjoyed discussing Roger Williams and creating our artwork.

About: How freedom of religion was found in Rhode Island.

Montessori Pathways School, Exeter, RI

Montessori Pathways School, Exeter, RI

Created by Montessori Pathways School, Exeter, RI

Artists: May, Derick, Ali, Rachel

Title: Profits of Friendship

Teacher: Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Cook

Theme: Dangerous Opinions: Prosperity from Peace

Materials: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We had a great time working on this art! It was fun to work together and to see everyone’s ideas on the canvas!

About: Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was a great advocate for Peace. He opposed the common practice of taking land from the Native Americans, and in doing so, came into frequent conflict with the religious establishment. Williams himself benefited from trade with the Narragansetts and purchased the land from them rather than just taking it over, which contributed to a peace that lasted through much of his 47 years in Rhode Island. Our art project symbolizes the many benefits of friendship, and tolerance of differences found in others.

Created by Montessori Pathways School, Exeter, RI

Artist: Rebecca

Title: Freedom from Similarity

Teacher: Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Cook

Theme: Dangerous Opinions: Acceptance of Diversity

Materials: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I enjoy doing art, and this provided an opportunity to express my creativity. I also enjoyed having a theme where I could think outside of the box and create something interesting!

About: Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was a man of strong convictions! His willingness to confront the status quo and advocate his ideas made him unwelcome among Puritans of Massachusetts. He believed that while the government might dictate your behavior, it should not attempt to control your belief or your thoughts. Williams set up Rhode Island with these thoughts in mind, which resulted in a greater diversity of people. The two boats in my piece represent how Roger Williams’ ideas separated him from all others at the time and made Rhode Island a more interesting state. The boring, monochromatic ship, the S.S. Similarity, represents life without diversity and the unusual, colorful ship, the S.S. Freedom, that is reflected in the water represents Roger Williams’ dream of a more excepting and atypical community.

Created by Montessori Pathways School, Exeter, RI

Artists: Andrew, Grace, Phoebe, Aniessa

Title: Breaking the Chains

Teacher: Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Cook

Theme: Dangerous Opinions: Opposing Oppression

Did you enjoy this project? This was a great project! We really enjoyed studying Roger Williams and thinking about why and how his thinking was a challenge to leaders of that time.

Materials: Acrylic paint on canvas.

About: Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was a man ahead of his time. His radical ideas were not accepted by the leaders of Massachusetts who wanted to persecute him for his beliefs. Roger Williams escaped Massachusetts and founded Rhode Island. As we worked collaboratively to identify a sub-theme for this artwork, we settled on the opposing oppression which Roger Williams advocated at every opportunity. Our art represents the ideas of justice, freedom, and self-determination, and integrates imagery from past and present.

Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI

Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI

Created by Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI

Artists: Fiona, Keelyn, Sydney

Title: Freedom

Teacher: Mrs. Brandley

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Created by Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI

Artists: Eireann, Christins, Mikela, Rose

Title: Hope

Teacher: Mrs. Brandley

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Created by Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI

Artists: Zoe and Ana

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Brandley

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Created by Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI

Artists: Bailly and Kailey

Title: Separation

Teacher: Mrs. Brandley

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Created by Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI

Artists: Collin, Angel, Jakob, Domenic, Madison

Title: One Roof

Teacher: Mrs. Brandley

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Robertson School, Warwick, RI

Robertson School, Warwick, RI

Created by Robertson School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Makenna, Hally, Alicia, Mariah

Title: U.S.A. Love

Teacher: Mrs. Noonan

Created by Robertson School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Jacob and Alana

Title: Positivity

Teacher: Mrs. Noonan

Created by Robertson School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Katherine, Callie, Rachael

Title: Imagination Earth

Teacher: Mrs. Noonan

Created by Robertson School, Warwick, RI

Artist: Kaleb

Title: Memesurace Rex

Teacher: Mrs. Noonan

Created by Robertson School, Warwick, RI

Artist: Dhoni

Title: Life in 2017

Teacher: Mrs. Noonan

Blessed Sacrament School, Providence, RI

Blessed Sacrament School, Providence, RI

Created by Blessed Sacrament School, Providence, RI

Artists: Jayla, Arliseny, Marienny, Taylor, Jorge

Title: Freedom of Speech

Teacher: Mrs. Hart

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Paint, ink, felt, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Dangerous Ideas of Roger Williams.

Created by Blessed Sacrament School, Providence, RI

Artists: Danaja and Kailey

Title: The Barter of Tobacco

Teacher: Mrs. Hart

Theme: Bartering

Materials and techniques: Collage, paper, beads, ink, paint, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Roger Williams’s idea to Barter for tobacco.

Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI

Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI

Created by Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI

Artists: Katherine, Denise, Maleena, Susan

Title: Freedom from Judgement

Teacher: Mrs. Vollucci

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Lino-cut block printing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was interesting to learn about our state’s founder and what he stood for. It was also fun being a part of a group canvas work.

About: Roger Williams moved away from Massachusetts and founded Rhode Island the state of ‘Hope’ in order to encourage religious freedom. This image reflects breaking the ties and having Hope to practice whatever religion you choose without judgment.

Created by Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI

Artists: Jose, Gloria, Marvin, Gustavo

Title: Freedom from Persecution

Teacher: Mrs. Vollucci

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Lino-cut block printing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun to explore the history of our state and learn about what he stood for.

About: Roger Williams founded Rhode Island to allow people to practice the faith of their choice and not be persecuted.

Created by Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI

Artists: Allan, Jazlyn, Ethan, Evanilson

Title: Freedom to be Unique

Teacher: Mrs. Vollucci

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Lino-cut block printing.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on our individual parts which came together as a whole.

About: Roger Williams wanted people to be free to be themselves and unique. He thought they should follow their dreams which was dangerous in the 1600s.

Created by Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI

Artists: Fernando, Iris, Joselinda, Dulcinea

Title: Freedom to Believe in their own Faith

Teacher: Mrs. Vollucci

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Lino-cut block printing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we had good discussions and group chats about religious freedom.

About: Practicing religion is a personal thing and Roger Williams wanted people to choose how and who they wanted to be and pray.

Created by Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI

Artists: Tatyana, Elton, Erick, Jasharilee

Title: Freedom to be Individuals

Teacher: Mrs. Vollucci

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Lino-cut block printing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we agreed on the right to be an individual and we all have our own faiths so it was good for this project to be able to defend what we do in our own spiritual life.

About: We take for granted being able to be individuals with a right to choose our own faith and who we wish to worship. Roger Williams believed it was an unalienable right and he had the will to push this issue forward as he founded Rhode Island.

Westerly High School, Westerly, RI

Westerly High School, Westerly, RI

Created by Westerly High School, Westerly, RI

Artist: Gabby

Title: Hunger

Teacher: Mr. Tedeschi

Theme: Stop Poverty

Materials and techniques: Chalk and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, this is something I am very passionate about and it was great to have this opportunity to articulate my ideas.

About: It really bothers me when I see food being wasted, especially knowing that there are hungry people in the world. I work in a sandwich shop and when I see things being thrown out I try to help others. The statistic in my artwork sums it perfectly.

Created by Westerly High School, Westerly, RI

Artist: Kayley

Title: Creativity

Teacher: Mr. Tedeschi

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Conte crayon and house paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it allowed me to express something very meaningful in a visual way. In recent research, it has brought to light these ideas.

About: This artwork is about using your imagination to be creative. Creativity is found in all disciplines. Tapping into it, means you have to take chances and risks beyond your initial ones. Creativity in not just drawing and painting, it is a process that allows for exploration.

Created by Westerly High School, Westerly, RI

Artist: Timmary

Title: Politics

Teacher: Mr. Tedeschi

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Charcoal and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, It is nice to work in a theme with open parameters. My ideas began to flow and I was off and running.

About: We are all people not matter what are backgrounds, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. Instead of dividing us we should be united as our name states. It feels more like the divided states of America.

Women’s Retreat, Carbondale, PA

Women’s Retreat, Carbondale, PA

Created by Women’s Retreat, Carbondale, PA

Title: A Women’s Gathering

Teacher: Mrs. Kleppinger

Theme: Women Empowerment

Created by Women’s Retreat, Carbondale, PA

Title: Her History

Teacher: Mrs. Kleppinger

Theme: Women’s Rights / Judy Chicago Dinner Party

Kuss Middle School Art Club, Fall River, MA

Kuss Middle School Art Club, Fall River, MA

Created by Kuss Middle School Art Club, Fall River, MA

Artists: Anya, Elci, Chloe, Sophie, Zach, Julia, Adriana, Julia, Kami

Teacher: Mrs. Graca

Created by Kuss Middle School Art Club, Fall River, MA

Artists: Anya, Elci, Chloe, Sophie, Zach, Julia, Adriana, Julia, Kami

Teacher: Mrs. Graca

Created by Kuss Middle School Art Club, Fall River, MA

Artists: Paige, Jaiden, Lillian, Kiana, Anastacia, Dylan, Nicholas, Bryce, Alfredo, Robert, Logan, Andres, Joshua

Title: We Are Fall River

Teacher: Mrs. Graca

Created by Kuss Middle School Art Club, Fall River, MA

Artists: Shinbi, Allisha, Maliyah, Janeliz, Caneliz, Hunter, Dewell, Derek

Title: Sunset and Battleship Cove

Teacher: Mrs. Graca and Mrs. Arnold

Created by Kuss Middle School Art Club, Fall River, MA

Artists: Anya, Elci, Chloe, Sophie, Zach, Julia, Adriana, Julia, Kami

Teacher: Mrs. Graca

Trinity Day Academy, New Bedford, MA

Trinity Day Academy, New Bedford, MA

Created by Trinity Day Academy, New Bedford, MA

Artists: Edwin and Amir

Title: Whaling Ships- Top and Side Views

Teacher: Mrs. Fournier

Theme: History of New Bedford

Materials and techniques: Paint and permanent marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: New Bedford was once the whaling capital of the world. This painting illustrates the top and side views of a whaling ship.

Created by Trinity Day Academy, New Bedford, MA

Artist: Tyanna

Title: New Bedford / Past and Future

Teacher: Mrs. Fournier

Theme: Community

Materials and techniques: Paint, cotton balls, mesh, string, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The wrecking ball symbolizes the demolition and construction going on in New Bedford. The Yin/Yang symbol symbolizes the blending of the past and present.

Created by Trinity Day Academy, New Bedford, MA

Artist: Rachellle

Title: New Bedford – fishing port

Teacher: Mrs. Fournier

Theme: Industry

Materials and techniques: Paint, mesh, beads, copper, and string.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: New Bedford has long been a major fishing port in this country. This painting portrays the fishing industry.

Rochester Memorial School, Rochester, MA

Rochester Memorial School, Rochester, MA

Created by Rochester Memorial School, Rochester, MA

Artists: Alivia, Addisyn,Emily, Elizabeth, Mya, Mackenzie

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Smith

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Paint, canvas boards, Sharpie marker, thread, and glitter.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We chose different color paints to represent differences in people. The hands show how we work together and have strength in each of our differences. The border shows our love and unity for one another and the thread is how we are all connected as one.

Created by Rochester Memorial School, Rochester, MA

Artists: Tyler, Hunter, Noah, Domenic

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Smith

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Created by Rochester Memorial School, Rochester, MA

Artists: Kyle, Cooper, Aiden, Dylan, Brandy

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Smith

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Paint, oil pastels, paper, and collage glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Working together being united as one group.

Created by Rochester Memorial School, Rochester, MA

Artists: Daniel, Ben,Dylan, Bruce, Max, Jack, Sydney, Brooke, Lindsey, Elioise, Theo, Jason, Eva, Bree

Title: Collage of Differences

Teacher: Mrs. Smith

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Painting, collage magazines, oil pastels, beads, and glue paper.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We each worked on collage pieces that represented differences in our world. By overlapping pieces that shows how we all are connected no matter our differences in culture, race, schools or communities.

Created by Rochester Memorial School, Rochester, MA

Artists: Noah, Gavin, Nick, Will,Riley, Preston, Landen, Michael, Jacob, Camrin, Harper, Aiden, Mario, Logan

Title: Neighbors

Teacher: Mrs. Smith

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Paint, Collage, oil pastels, sharpies, glue, and paper.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Working together no matter what are differences are as neighbors in a school, in a town or city we can all become stronger when we work together.

Carney Academy Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

Carney Academy Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

Created by Carney Academy Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

Artists: Hailey, Jordan, Ruth

Title: Positive Growth

Teacher: Mrs. Cosentino

Theme: Peace

Materials and techniques: Pencils and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we did! We got along great and we’re proud of what we accomplished.

About: Thinking positive thoughts will help love and peace grow.

Created by Carney Academy Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

Artists: Sofia and Ludovica

Title: Blended Harmony

Teacher: Mrs. Cosentino

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Pencils and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We did. We struggled at first trying to come up with an idea, but finally came to a decision that we both agreed on.

About: People of different ethnic backgrounds uniting and coming together.

Created by Carney Academy Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

Artists: Ma’kai, Neveah, Alahni

Title: The Raven and The Dove

Teacher: Mrs. Cosentino

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Pencils and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We really enjoyed working together, and we really like our theme.

About: Seeing the good and the bad, the dark and the light in this world. Trying to find a happy place for everyone.

Created by Carney Academy Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

Artists: Liv, Devin, Ja’vare

Title: Dual City

Teacher: Mrs. Cosentino

Theme: Community

Materials and techniques: Pencils and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we worked very well together.

About: Our work shows both views on how our city could look; half of it shows strength, the other half show division.

Martinson Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

Martinson Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

Created by Martinson Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

Artists: Caroline, Brianne, Alex, Colgan

Title: The Orchestra

Teacher: Mrs. Young

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Material collage.

About: This image demonstrates diversity by the different instruments coming together to make one song.

Created by Martinson Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

Artists: Courtney and Lauren

Title: The Sea

Teacher: Mrs. Young

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Cloth collage.

Created by Martinson Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

Artists: Abby, Ryan, Laura, Finn

Title: Diversity Tree

Teacher: Mrs. Young

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Cloth collage.

Created by Martinson Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

Artists: Rowan, Kyle, Marissa, Ruby, Ryan

Title: Gardens Around the World

Teacher: Mrs. Young

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Cloth collage.

Created by Martinson Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

Artists: Nora, Caroline, Jack, Devin

Title: Hands On

Teacher: Mrs. Young

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Cloth collage.

About: People coming together to celebrate our differences.

Whitman Middle School, Whitman, MA

Whitman Middle School, Whitman, MA

Created by Whitman Middle School, Whitman, MA

Artists: Alexandra and Emma

Title: Diversi-tree

Teacher: Mrs. Ewell

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Soft canvas and colorful tempera.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, It was awesome!

About: Idea that the trees give us all the air we breathe. Each tree is different and unique. They can make us warm, feed us, house us and enlighten us.

Created by Whitman Middle School, Whitman, MA

Artist: Serena Dee

Title: Equal Era

Teacher: Mrs. Ewell

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Soft canvas and colorful tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so and loved the canvas.

About: Peace, love and equality.

Created by Whitman Middle School, Whitman, MA

Artist: Mikayla

Title: Together As One

Teacher: Mrs. Ewell

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Soft canvas and colorful blended tempera paints.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, very much so.

About: Even though we, all the people around the world are different. We are all wonderful and awesome individuals that should team up and create a happy world.

Created by Whitman Middle School, Whitman, MA

Artists: Abigail and Joseph

Title: Piece by Peace

Teacher: Mrs. Ewell

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Soft canvas and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, siblings came up with the idea together and very much enjoyed it.

About: Images of humans painting the world together “Piece by Peace”.

Created by Whitman Middle School, Whitman, MA

Artists: Tyler and Vincent

Title: Contrast

Teacher: Mrs. Ewell

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Soft canvas and colorful tempura paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Putting our hands together as one!

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Tiara, Darrius, Chloe

Title: A Compass Connection

Teacher: Mrs. Lazarus

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Batik and painting.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed the process, not sure we working together that well.

About: The compass was a symbol for direction and finding your way. This also has hands reaching for the compass which are different skin tones and all represent diversity.

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Jasmyn, Tahlia, Richely, Kailyn

Title: Candle in the Night

Teacher: Mrs. Lazarus

Theme: Science / Technology

Materials and techniques: Batik and painting.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was good to get us motivated to work together. We enjoyed painting, too!

About: Looking to history of New Bedford heritage we organized this tapestry which almost looks like an old quilt. We wanted it to have an antique quality but also express the vibrant colors we enjoy. A sun dial, lit candle and carved bone show in thirds of this work. We hope you enjoy reminiscing about these nostalgic items.

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Jessica, Madison, Nicole

Title: Under the Sea

Teacher: Mrs. Lazarus

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Painting, batik, imagery loosely based off of movies and imagination.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was a fun painting project.

About: The ocean wildlife that surround the city of New Bedford.

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Chloe, Tiara, Kayla, Kaitlyn

Title: Whale Travels

Teacher: Mrs. Lazarus

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Batik and painting.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we did.

About: We show the original symbols of New Bedford as a whaling town with spears, direction in a compass, water waves and flags representing the different peoples coming to the coastline. We strongly believe that these images show the power and strength that New Bedford once supported and look forward to a time where the unity of its people and the economy will be able to raise up this town once again.

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Emily, Shay, Brianna

Title: Whale Out of Water

Teacher: Mrs. Lazarus

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Batik, paint, and Sharpe marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, our group works really well together!

About: We have a symbol in the center representing New Bedford. We added nets and fish hooks to show the number of businesses there is fishing. We also added different mediums like fabric dye and paint. We feel that showing the imaginative side of the ocean brings our views to a content and hopeful place where anything can happen.

The Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA

The Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA

Created by The Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA

Artists: 5th and 6th Grades

Title: Greens and Metals

Teacher: Mrs. DiBiase

Theme: Diversity in Our Town

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? The students found this piece more difficult to express and to paint. They like the result but recognized the challenges of expressing this idea.

About: This piece is about the economic Diversity within the town. Often people outside of Lincoln see it as an expensive place to live. In this town there is a range of incomes that spread from very high to low income. One idea was for the students to represent this contrast. The students recognize that when they enter the school they are all equal and have the same access to education, friendships and emotional stability.

Created by The Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA

Artists: 5th and 6th grades

Title: Our Landscape

Teacher: Mrs. DiBiase

Theme: Diversity in Our Town

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, they enjoyed envisioning their perspective on the space around them.

About: Students wanted to represent the diversity within nature. Often the students feel Lincoln is a remote “boring” place. They feel like they are in the woods. So instead of seeing the space around them as repetitive they decide to look at their surrounding with fresh eyes and decided they wanted to represent the diversity of wildlife, trees, plants and animals with the landscape.

Created by The Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA

Artists: Grade 5th and 6th

Title: Floating Globes

Teacher: Mrs. DiBiase

Theme: Diversity in Our Town

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? The students enjoyed this work because they were able to express their own thoughts and ideas visually.

About: This piece represents the diverseness of the people within our town. Some people have very big houses and some people live in apartments. But we all have access to the public education in our town of Lincoln. Most students go on to college but some do not.

Created by The Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA

Artists: 5th and 6th Grade

Title: Commuters vs. Nature

Teacher: Mrs. DiBiase

Theme: Diversity in our Town

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? They loved working on this piece and representing the many hiking trails and farm life.

About: Lincoln is an old farm town. While there are not many farms still in operation we still have Codman Farm run by a local co-op. Codman welcomes people to visit and engage with the farm animals and hosts many local events. In the background behind the cow pasture runs the Commuter Rail, the T, which heads into Boston packed filled with business people and students headed to the city. The students were struck by the juxtaposition of the town’s original economic base of farming with the amount of people that commute into Boston for work.

Created by The Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA

Artists: 5th and 6th Grades

Title: Friendship

Teacher: Mrs. DiBiase

Theme: Diversity in our Town

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? They loved designing and painting the figures in this piece.

About: This piece represents friendship between the students. We wanted to represent the ethnic and religious diversity in our town and our school. This year a local Mosque had racial slurs written upon its outer surfaces. Several of our students were directly impacted by this horrible act. The students in our school responded in a positive way showing not only support for the Muslim community but also for the commitment to learning and respecting the rich diversity within our town.

Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Created by Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Artists: Kate and Alexa

Title: We Are 1

Teacher: Mrs. Sylvester

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Acceptance of people who look different. We are all different, but We Are 1.

Created by Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Artist: Charles

Title: Diversity

Teacher: Mrs. Sylvester

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Drawing, pencils, and colored pencils.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The artwork is a perspective piece showing a diverse population all at the top of a skyscraper.

Created by Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Artists: Hope, Anna, Maria, Aimee

Title: Diversity

Teacher: Mrs. Sylvester

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Accepting others cultural differences. Countries are the puzzle pieces to the world.

Created by Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Artists: Declan, Dimitri, Kasey, Samson, Paige, Collin, Jack, Olivia, Sandra, Peter, Katherine, Kylee, Henry, Grady, Emma, Rocco

Title: Diversity Collage

Teacher: Mrs. Sylvester

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Drawing and collage. Paper, markers, photographs, colored pencils, glue, and scissors.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Cultural Diversity. This is art is about acceptance and tolerance of others form different cultures, different ideals, or gender orientations.

Created by Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Artists: Robert, Jayson, Eric, Brandon, Andrew

Title: Diversity

Teacher: Mrs. Sylvester

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Paint and markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork is about population diversity and strengths in differences. The theme is to celebrate all types of people that make up our world.

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Samuel, Anna, Megan, Alyssa

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Wood

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Gavin and Kyle

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Wood

Created by Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA

Artists: Caitlin, Sarah, Darcy, Emily, Olivia

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Wood

Bishop Stang High School, Dartmouth, MA

Bishop Stang High School, Dartmouth, MA

Created by Bishop Stang High School, Dartmouth, MA

Artists: Carolyn, Joshua, Lauren, Mary, Nichole

Title: Sailing into the Future

Teacher: Mrs. Burakowski

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Felt, netting fabric, acrylic paint, aluminum foil, gold leaf paint, copper embellishments, glitter, and twine.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed collaborating to create a multimedia piece that represents New Bedford’s diversity and beauty.

About: The main focus of our piece is the future of New Bedford through the beauty of diversity by depicting the city’s seal.

Created by Bishop Stang High School, Dartmouth, MA

Artists: Katherine, Kolbe, Janey, Maura, Nils, Ted

Title: Hands of the Whaling City

Teacher: Mrs. Burakowski

Theme: Strength of diversity in New Bedford

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints, rope, hot glue, fabric, and fabric paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, our group enjoyed working on this project and learning more about the past, present, and future of New Bedford.

About: Our artwork depicts the diverse community of New Bedford coming together to create strength in the past, present, and future.

Albert F. Ford Middle School, Acushnet, MA

Albert F. Ford Middle School, Acushnet, MA

Created by Albert F. Ford Middle School, Acushnet, MA

Artists: Layla A., Jazlyn G., Sophia L., Jacob L., Andrew P., Tyler Y.

Title: Diversity, Past and Present: Long Plain Museum with Flags

Teacher: Mrs. Daniels

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: We drew in pencil, then used chalk techniques to add color. We finished with some texture effects created using dimensional paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: To express the theme “Strength in Diversity”, we discussed the history of our town, who we are now, and what we would like to see our community become in the future. Our group chose a historical landmark from our town of Acushnet known as the Long Plain Museum. In the past, this was a school house, a meeting place where people came together and worked out problems, and is now a museum and the site of our town’s annual Apple-Peach Festival. To this scene, we added the flags from our own nationalities and other symbols of diversity. We want to express our hope that in the future, our town will continue to celebrate the diversity of our townspeople that has made our community grow into a great place to live.

Created by Albert F. Ford Middle School, Acushnet, MA

Artists: Holly P, Ava P., Brendan T., Logan S., Cassandra S.

Title: Diversity, Past and Present: Acushnet Sawmill and Flags

Teacher: Mrs. Daniels

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: We drew in pencil, then used chalk techniques to add color. We finished with some texture effects created using dimensional paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: To express the theme “Strength in Diversity”, we discussed the history of our town, who we are now, and what we would like to see our community become in the future. Our group chose a historical landmark from our town of Acushnet known as the Acushnet Sawmill Preserve’s Fish Ladder. The sawmill was a thriving business long ago, and now it is a preserved natural land area for our community to enjoy. To this scene, we added the flags from our own nationalities. We want to express our hope that in the future, our town will continue to be accepting of diversity, and preserve the earth for future generations.

Created by Albert F. Ford Middle School, Acushnet, MA

Artists: Cameron G., Devin M., Luke M., Kaci B.

Title: Diversity, Past and Present: White’s Mill with Flags

Teacher: Mrs. Daniels

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: We drew in pencil, then used chalk techniques to add color. We finished with some texture effects created using dimensional paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: To express the theme “Strength in Diversity”, we discussed the history of our town, who we are now, and what we would like to see our community become in the future. Our group chose a historical landmark from our town of Acushnet known as White’s Mill. The mill was established when our town was new, and though in ruins is a symbol of our past. To this scene, we added the flags from our own nationalities. The jet pulling the American flag reminds us that though we have backgrounds from all nations, we are all Americans. We want to express our hope that in the future, our town will continue to have freedom for all.

Created by Albert F. Ford Middle School, Acushnet, MA

Artists: Alissa A., Isaiah B., Christian C., Benjamin L., Krystal D., Alaiysha R.

Title: Diversity, Past and Present: Acushnet / New Bedford Bridge with Flags

Teacher: Mrs. Daniels

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: We drew in pencil, then used chalk techniques to add color. We finished with some texture effects created using dimensional paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: To express the theme “Strength in Diversity”, we discussed the history of our town, who we are now, and what we would like to see our community become in the future. Our group chose a historical landmark from our town of Acushnet known as the Acushnet/New Bedford Bridge. In the early days of our town, the bridge was an important link to our neighbors, and it is still there today. To this scene, we added the flags from our own nationalities and symbols of diversity. We want to express our hope that in the future, our town will continue to be accepting of all people and be friendly with our neighbors, even as we remember our past.

Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA

Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA

Created by Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA

Artist: April

Title: She is All of Us

Teacher: Jamie Lynch

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: The techniques/materials I used were the canvas that was the two by two foot canvas, water colors, beads, acrylics, and painting.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I enjoyed working on the large canvas because it gave me more room to express my creativity.

About: The artwork is about the theme strength in diversity. In the portrait of the girl I tried to add different aspects to her that anybody could relate to. For example, the flower she was holding was a gladiolus which symbolized strength and had pride flags painted on them.

Created by Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA

Artist: Emily

Title: Unity

Teacher: Jamie Lynch

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, Sharpie marker and pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: My artwork depicts four different hands clutching hands to represent “strength in diversity.”

Created by Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA

Artist: Alexandria

Title: General Muscle

Teacher: Jamie Lynch

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Felting and sequins.

About: When normal people come together they can become a strong and greater being.

Created by Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA

Artists: Caroline and Jamie

Title: Love Garden

Teacher: Jamie Lynch

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and yarn.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: My project shows that love does not discriminate, no matter what race, religion, gender or color. We all come together to create a beautiful community.

Andover High School, Andover, MA

Andover High School, Andover, MA

Created by Andover High School, Andover, MA

Artists: Rachel, Katherine, Keagan

Title: Tattoos

Teacher: Mrs. Michaud

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and ink.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. We enjoyed the brainstorming aspect of this project to come up with an original idea about our community.

About: We used traditional symbols associated with tattoos to show how different groups of people can come together.

Created by Andover High School, Andover, MA

Artists: Maya Marciano

Title: Love is Love

Teacher: Mrs. Michaud

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Tissue paper, canvas, acrylic paint, pastel, oil pastel, watercolor, and paper.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It’s great to be part of something bigger.

About: Diversity in terms of sexuality.

Created by Andover High School, Andover, MA

Artists: Nicole, Cam, Allyson

Title: Make Your Mark

Teacher: Mrs. Michaud

Theme: Community

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, watercolor, fingerprints, and ink.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. We utilized fingerprints to create a texture that filled an image of the world map and showed the diversity of our community and our origins.

About: Taking a stance in the world and showing your connection to the bigger picture.

Created by Andover High School, Andover, MA

Artists: Liam and Kevin

Title: Peanut Butter

Teacher: Mrs. Michaud

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Linoleum block printing, paint, tape; blood, sweat and tears.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. At times we were frustrated and struggled with the project.

About: Everyone likes peanut butter, but not the same type. We are diverse in ways that we do not consider in day to day life.

Created by Andover High School, Andover, MA

Artists: Micah, Ally, Nick

Title: Face of Phil

Teacher: Mrs. Michaud

Theme: Community

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, paper collage, watercolor, and pipe cleaner,

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. Initially, we started with a strong concept that we were proud of, as the project progressed we struggled with materials and completing the idea that we had envisioned.

About: Living and celebrating as a unified group as an individual within a community.

James Tansey Elementary School, Fall River, MA

James Tansey Elementary School, Fall River, MA

Created by James Tansey Elementary School, Fall River, MA

Artists: Paycience, Gillian, Isabella

Title: Melting Pot

Teacher: Mrs. McGillicuddy

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Crayons, laminated paper, canvas, hair dryer, needle and thread.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Using crayons we melted different colors to show a melting pot of different colors coming together. The crayons are melting down on a tree with different colored hands.

Created by James Tansey Elementary School, Fall River, MA

Artists: Ashtin, Brendan, Daniel, Lily, Kelsey, Gillian

Title: City Life

Teacher: Mrs. McGillicuddy

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Canvas and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Using paint we painted a city since we live in a city, and made it diverse by using all different colors.

Created by James Tansey Elementary School, Fall River, MA

Artists: The whole class.

Title: Hands

Teacher: Mrs. McGillicuddy

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Paint and canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Using paint we used our hand prints to show us coming together. All of us are different and the colors symbolize that.

Created by James Tansey Elementary School, Fall River, MA

Artists: Hailie, Chole, Daniel, Mikayla, Arianna, Jaydah, Julia

Title: Teamwork

Teacher: Mrs. McGillicuddy

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Canvas, laminated paper, needle and thread.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Working together, we all created what diversity was to us. Using symbols like hands, globes, different colors, and puzzle pieces.

Created by James Tansey Elementary School, Fall River, MA

Artists: Bryson, Chole, Anecia

Title: Coming Together

Teacher: Mrs. McGillicuddy

Theme: Diversity

Materials and techniques: Paint and canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Pictured on the canvas is a globe with hands. The hands are to symbolize people coming together across the world.

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