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Deck the Hall 2014: Art as social commentary

The halls were decked, the art displayed on walls and in our state-of-the-art gallery, and the people came–friends, supporters, students and their families–for the 11th annual Deck the Hall student art show.  The study theme this semester was “Art as social commentary,” and student commentary was evident. The show featured “Setting the Table,” the students multi-media exhibit that premiered at the Freedom Center in celebration of U.N. International Girl Child. Their glass-fired plates, hand-painted napkins and placemats, and ceramic mugs depicted the struggles of girls and women against worldwide injustices. In other work the students observed and commented on societal issues ranging from drug addition and mental illness to the corporate glass ceiling.  View slide show