While Covid-19 has led us all to be more distant versions of ourselves, one thing remains true: the arts bring us together as a community and as one people. Our annual Fine Arts program has a new look this year in that it will be a virtual experience. While this could be considered a setback, we view it as an opportunity to expand our reach!
Through our respective devices, we bring you artists of many different backgrounds for a Richmond County Schools history-making event. Whether through a dance, a voice, or a paint brush, all of our special guests bring us a message of the power of dreaming, hoping, and believing in the power of the human spirit. We hope you take time to experience this event on your own time or in the company of your family, and encourage you to create together! “Aim High, Dream Big!”
- Rockingham Middle School
A special THANK YOU to our guest speakers who made this program possible!
Kelsey Montague - 2:11
Kai & Sunny - 4:11
Derrick Hickman - 6:33
Rose Highland Sharpe - 11:10
Jelani Bell - 14:10
Amelia Dobbs - 15:35
Lisa Johnson - Willingham - 18:32
Angela Belter - 25:10
Jason Naylor - 29:55
Pierce Freelon - 33:33
Our Advanced 8th Grade art students are participating in a global art exchange program! They will be sharing their work throughout the year with a class of students in Thailand! We were very excited to get this process started and are thrilled to share more about our first exchange!
Born in West London, JGoldcrown is a self-taught artist/photographer now based in New York & LA.
JGoldcrown is now known internationally for his Bleeding Hearts/Lovewall murals that can be seen in the US around New York, California, Texas, Miami, Chicago as well as Japan, South Korea, China & Brazil. The Lovewall has led him to work with brands and companies such as, Toms, L'Oreal, Rag & Bone, Sephora, Island Records, Universal, MTV, Vogue, Bandier, Rimowa Luggage, Henri Bendel, Armarni and more.
His work is now a symbol of community, unity, and love!
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