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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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New art installation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream

Kate Wallace
A new art installation displays Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the art department created an installation using multiple student works.

After the last installation, which was inspired by The Giving Tree and displayed outside of the art room, was taken down, art teacher Mrs. McNaul decided to make a new one that involved all art students.

”This installation touches base on Valentine’s Day and Black History Month,” commented Mrs. McNaul.

One student chose to include another of Dr. King’s quotes on their creation. (Kate Wallace)

In honor of his works for civil rights in the name of love instead of violence, Mrs. McNaul’s art students were asked to complete an activity that would be used in an installation art piece inspired by Dr. King’s quotes, “We have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear,” and “Love is the most durable power in the world.”

During a FID day last Tuesday, art students 7th through 12th grade were instructed to cut a heart out of a piece of paper and use any material to decorate it. Materials students could use included paper mâché, markers, crayons, pastels, magazines, newspapers, watercolor, found items glued onto the heart, and other means of multi-media.

The assignment was to be turned in the next day when students were back in school. All student creations were used in the art installation in the hallway to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that social change begins with treating others with love.

“Dr. King’s message is what everyone should be entitled to, and nobody should be prejudiced against the way they were born,” stated Mrs. McNaul on her thoughts on his dream.

Mrs. McNaul’s new student teacher, Ms. Mackentier, helped create the signs for the installation.

Students were also provided with an online handout to learn some fun facts about Dr. King that they may not have known.

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Kate Wallace, Staff Writer
Kate Wallace Grade 12 Years in Blueprint: 2 What do you hope to do this year: I hope to apply to Penn State and keep my grades up in school. Outside activities: Hiking and baking for my family. Why did you take Blueprint: I have always had a passion for writing, and I want to be involved with my school.  

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