Southern Oaks Middle School Hosts Black History Month Art Gallery

Southern Oaks Middle School celebrated February’s Black History Month encompassing the 2024 theme, African Americans and the Arts, a concord with the theme established by The Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

For February, students and staff were invited to contribute art they owned or created. Students and staff of all races contributed work celebrating Black history and culture. The museum curator and Media Specialist, Kaitlyn Kloser, displayed the art as a walkthrough of history to modern-day Black life. Students and staff toured on their own all month long. However, on February 23rd, classes were able to do a final 10-minute walkthrough. Students voted for their favorite original artwork contributed by teachers and staff. Even before the end of the day, there was an overwhelmingly clear winner. Reading teacher, April Rogers, won for her original painting, “Diversity in the Deep”. When asked, Mrs. Rogers admitted on a whim she walked into a paint store and felt the need to paint a Black mermaid. Her moment of inspiration won her a gift card giveaway donated by community supporters of Southern Oaks Black History Month events.

 

Author: ANDREA STRACHAN

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