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Exhibit Begins: First Annual Cesar Chavez Excellence in Art Student Art Competition

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First Annual Cesar Chavez Excellence in Art Student Art Competition

Cesar Chavez

The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission in partnership with the Palm Springs Unified School District asked Palm Springs High School Students (9-12 grades) to participate in the first annual Cesar Chavez “Excellence In Art” Juried Student Exhibition. This exhibition provides an opportunity for area high school students to respond to the issues and philosophies raised by Mr. Chavez’s work. It will be on display for four weeks at the Palm Springs Public Library.

“Excellence In Art” is a juried exhibition providing an opportunity for area high school students to reflect upon Cesar Chavez’s work, life, philosophy and impact on the civil rights and labor movement in present day America.  The contest is designed to challenge students to think about civil rights, diversity and how they can continue the work of Mr. Chavez in their own way.

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to create and submit one (1) original artwork per student, in a medium of their choosing, accompanied by an essay of 200 words or less.  

"Excellence In Art" invites artists to further the conversation, through art, which responds to the issues and philosophies raised by Mr. Chavez's work. Through creative expression, the insights and relationships that emerge from this constructive dialogue will affirm the role of art in imagining and realizing a more equitable society and the positive impact that Mr. Chavez’s life has had in present day America.

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