WVHS artists’ work showcased in NY state MLK exhibition


WVHS artists’ work showcased in NY state MLK exhibition

January 13, 2023

Each year, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) invites schools to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by submitting original student artwork and essays that reflect Dr. King’s teaching. The art and essays illustrate Dr. King’s Six Principles and Steps of Nonviolence and celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. More than 3,900 students from 100-plus public and private schools across the state submitted.

“It is great news that our own students’ artworks are being displayed as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. online exhibition,” said art teacher Sunwha Gil. “I am so proud of them, and excited to share their amazing work with the WVHS community.”

State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa said, “Each year, as we celebrate Dr. King, we need to remember and reflect on all the lessons he offered the world and pay tribute to his enduring legacy. New York students of all ages have used their unique artistic talents to create a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of an America of equality, community, and peace. I am grateful for their enthusiasm and participation and encourage everyone to visit this exhibit, either in-person or online. I thank our partners at the Office of General Services for once again partnering with us on this project.”

The entire exhibit is online at www.empirestateplaza.ny.gov/nyking, and can be viewed here.


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