2018 SHOW: ARTWORK WITH A LOCAL FOCUS
Our Exhibition to Recognize the Unsung Heroes of Our Communities
This year we've organized a gallery of portraits that invite us to bear witness to the real people that make our lives better every day. Who are the folks in our towns and villages who've dedicated themselves to improving life for others? What motivates them? When did they come to your attention? Why do they inspire you?
We are working to add the student's names, schools, and essays to all photographs; more details to come.
Siddhartha School, India
Tsering Ladol is my hero because the reason she climbed the mountains was to inspire young people, especially those from from poor financial backgrounds.
Tsering Tashi is my neighbor and I have many times sought out his advice. He is an inspiration to me because he comes from my village and I have shared with him my interest in science. He gives me the courage to stand up for myself.
Minnequa Elementary School, Colorado, USA
at Minnequa Elementary. My hero is also a mama, teacher and a grandma.
She is loving and helpful. Mrs. Valdez helps by not giving up on us. She also holds us to high expectations. Another reason she is helpful is that she helps me with my school work.
She saved my life! When she saw me choking she started doing the heimlich.
went through 8 years of college and works double shifts. She also motivates her patients to get up and get healthy! She is also loving. She will also help
patients .and families pay for medical procedures.
attendant at the Raptor Center in Pueblo. Diana's best quality is she is caring-- for the raptors. She fixes the bird's wings so they can fly again. Diana also supplies seeds for the birds with her own money. Diana Miller has another good trait-determination. She has been working with raptors for about 25 years. Diana also never takes a break until her work is done. Dana Miller gives examples of caring and determination.
Colorado, is Officer Ray Alvarez. He is brave and helpful. Mr. Alvarez is brave because he does a risky job by protecting us. He is a resource officer at Minnequa Elementary runs the DARE program, and monitors student safety. Officer Alvarez protects us from dangerous things and people. Officer Alvarez is brave because he alerts us when there is an emergency. In Pueblo the police department serves the community.
North Yarmouth Academy, Maine, USA
My mom is generous, smart, and caring. She loves me unconditionally and always makes me happy. My mom is a kind person, and spends her day woworking as a Care Manager. Her job shows how selfless and caring she is.
My mother is my hero because she will take me anywhere so I can get my energy out. She always helps around the house and never complains about it. She gets home around 6:30, cleans, and makes dinner. My mom will always keep a roof over my head, and she is the sunlight in my night. At the end of the day, I could never repay what she does for me today and all she has done in the past.
My hero has done a lot for me. He talks to me when I am nervous or not sure of something. He supports me at my sports games. He comes to cheer me on even if I think I could have done better.
The Bush School, Seattle,USA
her all the time. She welcomes everyone in our community. She is always worried if someone is okay, if they’re crying or seem mad or sad and she wants to comfort them. Ellody has left such an amazing impact on me. It’s helped me to get through a very tough time for myself. All those reasons are why Ellody is my hero.
front of a crowd and start dancing.
important part of my life. She is also kind and so there are many ways I look up to her. She was born in 1959, and now she works as a dentist in Eugene, Oregon with my grandpa and their golden retriever, Daisy.
something, but the time that I got to spend with Lisa was still very special. Lisa added a bunch of fun to my life! I can’t imagine where I’d be if I didn't know her.
my life by teaching my that all fights can be recovered.