In celebration of Black History Month
AmadorArts is proud to present the 2nd annual ROOTS Art Show – a Black History Month celebration honoring the contributions of Black Americans and Black Literary Artists. ROOTS is part of the AmadorArts Poetry Out Loud program, with support from National Endowment for the Arts, National Poetry Foundation, and California Arts Council, a state agency.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF ROOTS 2021: SCARLET GUNN, a student at Pine Grove Elementary School. Scarlet Gunn is the official VISUAL ARTS CHAMPION for 2021 Amador Poetry Out Loud! Congratulations Scarlet!
Scroll down to view the art. Enjoy!
Title: Endure Through Your Roots by Luke Johnson, student at Argonaut High
Within the image, words of literary and African American background are used in order to build up the face of an African American woman, while the hair is made up of authors and African American literary influencers. The piece exposes many of the themes and inspirations of African American literary works. There are words that define the culture of African Americans and how they fought to have their voice heard. The piece also adds elements of popular and well-known authors and influencers of the Black Literary movement. YOUTH ARTIST
Title: Samantha in Kenya – my husband took this photo while working with young school children in a small village in Kenya. By Charmaine Echeverria Adams.
Title: Ancestral Mask – mask depicting my ancestry – American (Native and Central), European and African. By Charmaine Echeverria Adams.
Junior High Artists in Jackson created poetry inspired visual art with teacher Dale Lisa Flint. Check out their work HERE.
This activity is made possible in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Find out more at arts.ca.gov.