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Columbia Heights honors human rights leaders with student art displays

Columbia Heights honors human rights leaders with student art displays
Posted on 03/24/2017

More than 100 students and parents attended the 2017 Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice art exhibit at at Progreso Hall on March 20.  The exhibit features approximately 60 works of art created by Columbia Height students.

Young artists ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade created ebony pencil drawings of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the Farm workers based on their life and struggles.

“Our students learned valuable lessons about perseverance and commitment and belief in a cause against overwhelming odds,” Columbia Heights art teacher Noe Garza said. “The catered event also drew local activists and leaders. We want to thank everyone from our Harlandale ISD community who attended.”

A second exhibit featuring Columbia Heights student artwork will be on display at the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) from March 25 – April 23. Approximately 100 ebony pencil drawings of will be shown on the big screens.

Additionally, Pop Art style drawings of Martin Luther King Jr. are currently on display at the Bibliotech, Firstmark Credit Union and the Greater Faith Institutional Church.


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