The Memory Project 2016

For the second year, the Hester Art Club participated in the Memory Project, this year creating portraits for children in Peru.  

The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.
We want the portraits to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. For the art students, we want this to be an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.
To do this, we receive photos of children and teens from global charities operating residential homes, schools, and care centers in a number of different countries every year.

Art Club participants took the responsibility seriously and worked hard to create high quality, original artworks for these children.  To view the video put together by the Memory Project staff, visit:  I am so proud of the students for working to have a global impact in this world!  Here are the finished portraits: 


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