Nina

first: Nina
last: Gokita
bio: Hi, I’m Nina. I’m 15 and I’ve been really involved in art for about 3-4 years. My favorite mediums are acrylic paint and charcoal.
hobbies: I love art, music, anime and video games. I dream of being able to run my own business someday.
title of piece: Great Grandma Ruth
medium: Oil Pastels
about the piece: This is a piece of my great grandma Ruth. She has sadly passed but her inspiration has been passed down to me through my grandmother and mother.


Kai

first: Kai
last: Gokita
bio: My name is Kai. I am twelve years old. I enjoy playing the piano.
hobbies: I like riding my bicycle, eating cup noodle and playing video games. I hope to become an engineer.
title of piece: Equals
medium: Oil pastels
about the piece: This piece is a drawing of an exhibit at the African American History Museum. The exhibit is a photo of the February 1st 1960 lunch counter sit in by Black students at a Woolworth in Greensboro, North Carolina. For me, this drawing means that everyone should be treated equally.


Jordin

first: Jordin
last: Williams
bio: My name is Jordin Williams and I am 13 years old. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I have been doing art for 4 years. My hobbies include playing the guitar and drums, photography, and singing.
hobbies: My dream is to become a Graphic Designer! Then, I want to move to New York City!
title of piece: Forbidden Love
medium: Oil Pastels
about the piece: I made this artwork to represent the hatred some people have for interracial couples, and how some people will always try to break them apart. Luckily, my parents love was too strong for people to break. Despite the hardships that they have gone through, they are still together after 28 years.


Crystal

first: Crystal
last: Lassiter
bio: I am seven years old. I attend Laurel Lane Elementary School. I enjoy reading and drawing.
hobbies: I will become a doctor after college. I want to help people who are sick.
title of piece: Peace is Coming!
medium: Drawing
about the piece: Peace will come and all will be happy.


Casey

first: Casey
last: Lassiter
bio: Hello… I am eight years old. I attend Laurel Lane Elementary School. I enjoy reading and creating!!!
hobbies: I want to be a lawyer when I grow up… I want to defend the innocent.
title of piece: Nana’s Freckles
medium: Drawing
about the piece: My Nana has freckles. They add beauty to her face!


Skyler

first: Skyler
last: Graves
bio: I am Skyler Graves. I am 6 years old and love anything related to art. I am in Kindergarten at Waller Mill Elementary School. I painted a dolphin.
hobbies:
title of piece: Dolphin and the Birds swimming in peace while the Sun is going down.
medium: Painting
about the piece: I like it when we are calm and it is peaceful.


Imari

first: Imari
last: Graves
bio: My name is Imari Graves. I am 11 years old and I love art. I am in 5th grade and my best materials are paints.
hobbies:
title of piece: Our thoughts at war
medium: Paint
about the piece: It is what we think about during this time and worrying about things that have become “normal” in this society.


Myia

first: Myia
last: Graves
bio: My name is Myia Graves I am 14, in 10th grade, and I love to dance and do art, and sing!
hobbies: I love dancing, singing, doing art, and I hope to study Forensic chemistry and toxicology in Korea.
title of piece: 2020: A year to remember
medium: Drawing with pencils and oil pastels
about the piece: A summary of events that happened in 2020, which influenced my life greatly, and really impacted all of my peers and my family in both positive and negative ways, so I deemed it important to draw about.


Curtis

first: Curtis
last: Lassiter III
bio: I am in the 4th Grade. I enjoy my family and friends. I love drawing…
hobbies: I like playing games on my computer. I play with my cousin in North Carolina.
title of piece: Gaming and Virtual Learning 20-21
medium: Drawing
about the piece: The years 2020 and 2021 were challenging. I am glad to be able to still learn by internet.


Leaynnne

first: Leaynnne
last: Mchoskey
bio: I am in 8th grade and I love to read. My favorite books to read are the twilight saga. I like to draw and paint. I am 14 and I have three brothers and one sister.
hobbies: I like to read and paint and love to to watch TV. I hope to study psychology.
title of piece: 2020
medium: Oil pastels
about the piece: This piece is about my whole family and how that I am from two different races. 2020 is has been a rough year and that we are all going to get through.


Joel

first: Joel
last: Davis
bio: Joel is happy to submit his art work. Joel is 10 years old, he is in Fourth Grade Doing Virtual Academy homeschool. Joel greatly enjoyed the summer art classes.
hobbies: Some of my hobbies are building, coding, & playing the piano. One of my dreams is to become an engineer.
title of piece: ‘The Cross’
medium: Drawing
about the piece: This piece means to me that Jesus Christ came down on the cross to die for all of our sins. Jesus rose from the dead and took all of our sins on Him. This is why we have to look to The Cross.


Makenzie

first: Makenzie
last: Graham
bio: I am a 13 year old quiet girl, born in Newport News, Virginia. I am currently in 7th grade trying to survive the struggles of online school. I enjoy watching YouTube, playing games, and exploring the world around me.
hobbies: My main favorite hobbies are art, dancing, and gymnastics. I’ve been doing these activities since I was very young and I still love doing them today. I hope to help or impact someone with my art someday.
title of piece: Equality From the Hands
medium: Oil Pastels
about the piece: Basically, there are four different colored hands holding each other, making a light. The light is there to show the theme of working together and that all races are equal. The circles and the little people at the top represent this, as well. The car on the bottom shows that we need to keeping moving forward into creating a world that has more racial equality.


Abbey

first: Abbey
last: Slater
bio: Hello, my name is Abbey Michelle Slater.
I am 9 years old and I attend Matoaka Elementary School. I’m in the 4th grade. My hobbies are playing with my pet dog ( Maltese/ Shiztu) and discovering unique hacks for fun.
The piece I submitted tells the story of our country that is divided. Our world has changed so much that we different opinions and forget that we need to be united. So, I drew “Lady United” as she bares the the United States flag on her wings. When she flaps her wings and fly she sprinkles peace and harmony to everyone.
hobbies: My hobbies are drawing various things on my tablet and watching unique hacks to try at home. I hope to resume other activities soon after the pandemic is over. I aspire to become an ophthalmologist one day.
title of piece: “Lady United”
medium: Drawing
about the piece: United. This means that there’s still hope. We were divided as a nation before and we shall become one again.


Neema

first: Neema
last: Slater
bio: My name is Neema Maddison Slater and I’m 12 years old. I attend James Blair Middle School and am in 7th grade. My past interests were gymnastics, of which I was on a team. Currently since the pandemic I had to withdraw, with hopes to return. In my spare time I play with my pet Gigi and bug my sister..lol.
hobbies: My hobbies are gymnastics, I’ve tried tennis and I’ve played golf. I hope to join the volleyball team at school one day.
title of piece: “Isolation”
medium: Drawing
about the piece: My piece reflects the current pandemic that we have to quarantine for and wear masks to protect our health. I purposely left the nose out and added other individuals to reflect how others immediately recognize when we don’t wear our mask properly and can spread the virus to others.


Caidyn

first: Caidyn
last: Haskins
bio: I am six years old. I attend Laurel Lane Elementary School. I love drawing!
hobbies: I want to become a teacher when I grow up!
title of piece: Angel Protection
medium: Drawing
about the piece: We have an Angel protecting our world. I feel safe!!