In honor of Black History month, Visual Arts students developed projects that celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans. In one class, students are creating their own Adinkra stamps. Adinkra stamping originates from Ghana of West Africa: each symbol has its own meaning. Adinkra cloth is used in Ghana for special occasions such as weddings and initiation rites. Students are also learning about the Harlem Renaissance and working on a study of "Ascent of Ethiopia" by Lois Mailou Jones.
Throughout the month of March, 11 of our students are displaying their original artwork at the West Caldwell Library. Their work consists of various 2-D projects, including pencil drawings and sand paintings. On March 28th, a reception will be held at the library from 6 to 8 pm, allowing students to formally share their work with friends, family, and the community. This event will also be an opportunity for EVS to fundraise for additional supplies and materials for the Visual Arts program.