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Kayla Hall, Western Tech, wins art award

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Western Tech
Grade 12

Congratulations to Kayla Hall, Grade 12, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science.  Kayla’s digital collage, “Indivisible,” won first place in the Annual High School Art Show at the Reginald Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture. 

This theme of this year’s contest was The Flag and the American People: What Does it Mean to Me?  The theme was inspired by the museum’s latest special exhibition, For Whom It Stands. 

In her artist statement, Kayla wrote: “INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL… Those words vaunt a painfully ironic, almost satirical, and sarcastic foreshadow of the reality in which we live. The flag itself is in fact divided, as is the country it represents. Red vs. Blue and Black vs. White are just two areas in which we are divided, but there are countless instances of division in America. I want that heavy contrast to be well stated in this work.”

Kayla, whose art teacher at Western is Jesse Dortzbach, and the other student winners, will be honored at a reception and award ceremony on February 8 at 2 p.m. at the museum.

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