graphite, colored pencil, ink; 14×11”
“My art piece is about racism in America and relates to the second article of Human rRghts, freedom from discrimination. It focuses on the Harlem Renaissance, a period of time when African-American culture grew and flourished through language, fashion, art, and music, and deals mainly with how music impacted the journey on abolishing racism. My piece puts forth a person of color and a saxophone in the foreground in front of a stage waiting to play their music.”
ARTIST BIO: Kyra Shoemaker is a Grade 11 student at Butler Tech School of Art (SOA).
PROJECT: After learning about human rights in Mrs. Valerie Folz’ Government classes at Butler Tech School of the Arts, 45 high school students chose a human rights issue they wanted to research. Then in Mrs. Mary Catherine Ruby’s Visual Art + Design classes they visually communicated their voice through their art using symbolic imagery to represent the human rights issue they had selected.