Emery Frost, 13, PMS
Nashua must take pride in its diversity, whether in terms of race, gender, or even movie preference. Nashua is a community that can see through these gloomy times by coming together. Our differences are bright colors in a world of darkness. To represent this idea I used holding hands as a symbol of unity. Then I used watercolors to blend all of the different colors together. I was inspired by the line drawing style of Pop artists.
Isabel Urdinola, 13, FMS
My piece of art is based on the Buddhist Mandala. There is a picture of my cousin and me when we were little girls in the center. I chose that picture because I grew up with her in Aruba, which is why I drew the Aruban flag on the left. I also drew a butterfly on the left because, something I used to do a lot when I was little was catching butterflies with my hands. On the right side, I drew a Colombian flag and a Colombian sombrero because I was born there, and it represents how important their culture is to me (both right and left sides are colored in purple because it’s my favorite color.) I also drew a pencil on the right side and it represents my love for drawing. On the top, I drew mountains, leaves, a river, sky, the sun and the moon, I chose to draw those things because I really enjoy nature. The sun and the moon are drawn together because I like both day and night. On the bottom, I drew houses because when I’m home, I get to spend time with my family. In the borders of the central picture, I drew wave shapes with my grandma’s favorite colors.
Santiago Quintero, 12, EMS
This is how I used to imagine how cities would look when I was little. I used to play a lot in parks and I would always play soccer with my friends. When you're little your imagination is giant but when you're an adult that feeling fades away, so I wanted to try to recreate that for adults.”
Hazel Williams, 11, PMS
“Cultures and Colors” Why this? IT’s a little much, I know, but this is special. By the time this project was getting wrapped up “Cultures and Cultures” was an emotional brain child for me. Now’s your chance to see this art from my unique point of view, and, perhaps, why it means so much to me. For starters, what does this piece of art mean to me? It means that I’ve experience Nashua at its best and I want to share it with everyone who hasn’t. Furthermore, what inspired me? Nashua and all of its events – and all of the people in our city, from many different backgrounds and cultures. Next up – you’re probably wondering how I made this. My weapons of choice – Pencil! Paintbrush! Sharpie! Crayon! Yup – watercolor and crayon resist. I also used gradients and ombre in my artwork. Another very important topic is the symbols I used. The actual symbols I used represented events in Nashua. But some of my other symbols were the hands – showing that anyone, and I mean everyone can create! That is actually the message of art!!! Another symbol I used was the road leading into Nashua, showing that even if you “lead different paths” than others, all of you can join and do good in Nashua. Finally, what do I want you to know when you look at my art? I want you to know that this art means a lot to me and truly represents me as an artist, a student, and a Nashuan.
Katy Barbie Caro, 12, PMS
Everyone in the picture is different. Not a single one is the same. I wanted to show that no one is the same, and that everyone is different. I feel like this picture represents how people are different, and their talents. This picture means that if everyone was this accepting, there would not be any more bullying. I was inspired by the fact that the project was ‘Together We Rise’ so that everyone together would raise the word ‘rise’. I used crayons, water color, Sharpie, and pencil.
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sy and Janet Mahfuz