The Portrait: Drawings by River Rouge High School Students

The Portrait: Drawings by River Rouge High School Students

March 16, 2018 - June 10, 2018 Extended

The portrait is an age-old art form that transcends cultures and mediums. For artists, the human face and (form) are an endless source of interesting and unique terrain to explore their artwork. River Rouge High School art teacher, LeJuan Richardson, introduced portraiture to his students and worked with them to capture their own portraits in several steps.

In this exhibition, we feature the final works of select students, showing their unique and interesting styles. Amyre Tigue chose to paint a portrait of civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, instead of a self-portrait. She later submitted the piece to the 2017 NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, also known as ACT-SO, and won the award for Visual Arts: Drawing.

The Wright Museum congratulates Amyre Tigue for her wonderful achievement, and thanks Mr. Richardson, as well as his students for the loan of their artwork.

 

The Portrait: Drawings by River Rouge High School Students is free with museum admission.

 

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