Collaborative Artwork Unveiled

Collaborative Artwork Unveiled

The collaborative artwork by our Class of 1957 Artist-in-Residence Tawny Chatmon and 2nd-grade students was recently unveiled at the Lower School Art Show. The embellished photo features student-designed messages for the world, from “more love” to “more peace and care for nature and animals.” 

Chatmon sent messages of gratitude to the community for the unveiling. “To the 2nd-grade class, your symbols were beautifully crafted and deeply reflected your visions for a better world, and I am so grateful to have shared that space with you," wrote Chatmon. “Your ideas on improving our world were inspiring, and I know that one day, with humans like yourselves, that will be possible. I hope you will take great pride each time you walk by the artwork you created hanging in the hallways of your school.”

She also thanked the Black Student Union, teachers, and, last but not least, the Class of 1957 for their support.

The piece is now part of SCH’s permanent collection and will be hung in McCausland for students and families to enjoy.

The students were also able to connect with Tawny’s work in the Winter Barbara Crawford Art Gallery exhibition, Perspective on the Past, which brought together more than 20 paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media works, and sculptures by 14 internationally recognized artists of African descent that address defining moments and concepts in American history. 

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