Artwork from School No. 25 – Respect for others

Artwork by the 6th grade class of Andrew Paris at Rochester’s Nathaniel Hawthorne School No. 25 is on display in Miner Library through the end of July.

Mr. Paris and his students came to my attention by way of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence “Swadeshi Now” e-newsletter in June.

Kit Miller, the Institute’s director, had met with the students to discuss Gandhi. The newsletter featured a photo of some of the students as well as some samples of their words linking Gandhi’s life and values with Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez. Also pictured were some colorful Holi (Festival of Colors) self-portraits.

I was so impressed by the students’ work and the photo in the newsletter, I wanted to share their story and their artwork with you.   (Oh, and Kit’s article wasn’t bad either!)

Here’s one of my favorite Holi self-portraits:

Holi self-portraitI walk by the portraits several times a day; they always make me smile!

If you need a smile break yourself, stop by and take a look.


About Miner Library

Edward G. Miner Library is an academic health sciences library serving the University of Rochester Medical Center, including the Eastman Dental Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Strong Memorial Hospital, University Medical Faculty Group, and members of the public in the eleven county area surrounding Rochester, New York.

photo of Susan Andersen

This article was submitted by Susan Andersen.

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