For the past few months, our Visual Arts classes have been involved in the “Art for Social Change” - a project based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and spearheaded by Alumni parent, Carmen Denby. Several projects were chosen from the Immaculata art classes to be in an exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts for the month of February. These students have paired with community sponsors who have similar interests in the goals they wish to pursue. Grade 12 student, Shannon Giga has paired with the United Way, an organization that is excited about her vision with #Unignorable campaign. Renatta Waller, also grade 12, is fighting for gender equality with HER International. A group of grade nine students, Mila Smith, Nadia Himmelstein, Fabiana Diaz Rendon, and Sofia Corrlazzoli, have partnered with the Karis Support Society, also working to empower women.
These art projects are testaments to these students’ passion in visually expressing their message of global sustainability, and we at Immaculata are extremely proud of their accomplishment! Catholic Social Justice teaches us that all people are made in the image of God and so possess an equal and inalienable worth. Because of this essential dignity, each person has a right to all that is needed to allow him or her to live their full potential as intended by God. I would like to thank these students personally for their commitment to this project and their display of social justice! This will be a free and open exhibit at the RCA and the goal is to get the public in to see their work, learn about the goals and think about how we can all come together to impact them. They will have an opportunity to engage with the art by leaving comments and sharing thoughts. If you have a chance, stop by!