The POWER of WORDS Art Exhibit

posted Oct 10, 2013, 5:55 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 7:36 AM ]
AUBURN — DeKalb High School is inviting the public to an exhibit of students’ artworks Friday evening at the Auburn Hotel on the southwest corner of the courthouse square. 

The exhibit, titled The Power of Words, was created by the ninth-grade New Tech Visual and Verbal Communications class.

Students created their artworks after studying famous speeches, many of which influenced the course of history.

Dante Ramos crafted his art around William Pitt’s “In Defense of the Colonies.” Ramos said, “The birth of a revolution that shaped American history is very powerful. Americans wanted to break away from Britain at that time.”

Antonio Polling studied Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech from 1963.

“The speech took place on the site of Abraham Lincoln’s memorial,” Polling said, “and the best quote from the speech is, ‘America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.’”

Student drawings are collages on portions of printed speeches, said teacher Amy Buchs. Other themes express the importance of equal rights, perseverance, peace and individuality.

Many of the students will be at the show to explain their art works. The display opens at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7:30 p.m.

Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings will be open for visitors to purchase coffee or tea. Buchs said owner Jeremiah Otis is part of the inspiration for the project and is supporting students in the exhibition of their work.

Article from The Star on Thursday, October 10, 2013