RCSD Black Lives Matter Student Art Showcase | Friday April 7

On Friday April 7, 2017 select art from Rochester City School District students will be featured in the art gallery at 540WMain Community Center in the Susan B. Anthony District.


The students are winners of Open Mic’s Black Lives Matter Art contest held earlier in 2017. Students were invited to submit artwork that answered the question: What Does Black Lives Matter Mean to You?


Students in grades 7-12 submitted artwork to a four piece judging panel that included Rochester artists as well as Tianna Manon, Editor in Chief of Open Mic and Calvin Eaton, Founder and Executive Director of 540WMain. Four students were selected as winners and will have their art featured in this community art show; to happen from 6:00-9:00 PM on April 7, 2017. The public is invited to attend this free art reception.

 540WMain, is a community center in the Susan B. Anthony district that houses the Rochester Afterschool Program, holistic living workshops, cultural events and art programming. Open Mic is a Rochester, NY-based online black publication. Part of the art reception will be live streamed on 540WMain’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/540WMain/.


For more information the BLM Student Art Reception, visit http://tiny.cc/540blmstudentart

For more information about 540WMain, visit https://540westmain.org.

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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