Artworks group by school:

Albrook School,
Saginaw, MN.

Central Middle School,
Devils Lake, ND.

Faribault High School,
Faribault, MN.

Harbor City International
High School,
Duluth, MN.

Talmud Torah of Minneapolis,
MN.

Work Opportunity Center,
Minneapolis, MN.





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Student Artworks
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Students: Steven Brown and Erik Kalstrom
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"Violence is not good. Coexistence breaks violence, note the blurry shape is actually a bullet. Our message is violence with guns is bad. Guns are a weapon that destroys coexistence. Violence is bad. Our message can be seen in our community, violence is evil and evil can be found everywhere."
 

Students: Matthew Good and Sasha Hager
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"Anti-War is our message and racism. The background colors may look like a flag but they are in a way a flag of people's skin color. The world is on fire with the words war written into the fire. War spreads like fire across the earth and returns over and over, leaving mass destruction. We wanted others to see the comparison of fire and war because out of control fires are the same as out of control wars between people."
 

Students: Rebecca Meininger and Emily White
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"The message we were trying to show was that different, diverse people can share the world. A good phrase to use would be harmony in diversity. We chose this message because we think that it is important to be able to live with different people. This is meant to be a positive design."
 

Students: Matthew Christenson and Quade LaHue
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"At first we started out with world flags put together but then switched to money because it was more original. The money is from all over the world but held together on each end by the American dollar. Economy, wealth, power, and poverty are all connected to money. In this world everything seems to be effected by it. We looked at all sorts of money from around the world and choose bits and pieces of paper money that could be recognized by people who use it. "
 

Students: Anthony McDonell and Jarred Nelson
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"Our message is coexistence between all races. Individuality is displayed through each vase. We choose this message because it needs to be addressed, there is still racism today. The idea of each person as an individual was our inspiration."
 

Students: Gilah Messerer and Nikki Burger
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"War was the message we wanted to convey. Through this design we expressed our views on wars throughout history. Not necessarily specific wars but the repetition of wars. It seems as though we humans do not learn from our part mistakes and our wars only create more wars. We chose this message because we feel war is a problem and it doesn't seem like we are trying to stop it. The war in Iraq particularly inspired this work, now that the war is over, brutality it still goes on. War doesn't end things, it created more war. The only way to stop is through a means of peace. If this message is on a billboard or some sort of open media, I believe that people will walk away from it with some sort of emotion towards war. Whether it be a positive or negative, controversy should come up and through this controversy the idea that war is negative will come up."
 

Students: Kristina Kangas and Chelsea Wagner
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"The message to convey is Stop The Hate. This is a hand drawn design to have a cold feeling. The shattered eye represents how cold hate can be at times and how hard it is to see. Eye shattering."
 

Students: Anna Dontje and Emily Wartman
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"We wanted a message of diversity connecting. A connection between people, two hands touching. People are all the same inside, made out of the same things. This message is positive and peaceful and could help show others how equally the same all people are. "
 

Students: Allison Dargan, Wyatt Gruben, and Tiffany Nesvold
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"We wanted to convey the message that prejudice is bad. We are trying to stop prejudice. We thought that it would be an easy but important issue to cover. The community could put it on a bill board and it would show prejudice as a bad thing demonstrated by the red strip which is like the crossbar of non. Non-prejudice."
 

Students: James Mategko and Anisha Melby
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"Bridging the gap between things that are different, because we wanted something that brings things together, then we were like, "O Bridges". The bridge between nature and city could be another take. Now when you see a bridge you will think about our message of Coexistence."
 

Students: Chaz Chaffee and Brandyn Adrian
Grade: 9th Grade
School: Harbor City International High School, Duluth, MN.

Artists' Statement
"Racism and sexism. We believe that color and gender do not dictate how you should be treated. People aren't necessarily treated the same just because of their background or sex. This billboard could help get our message out in school, our community, and other communities."
 


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