The arts are not a luxury.
They both reflect and contain the power to transform ourselves and our world. They allow us not only to tell our own stories, but to access the experiences of others across boundaries of race, culture, religion, gender, ability, and sexual orientation. They can lead us, if we let them, through understanding and empathy to help create more just and equitable communities.
In conjunction with the 2021 Diversity Forum, the University of Pittsburgh Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Center for Creativity present the Art of Diversity Showcase.
Award: Paula Davis, “Untitled” (poem)
Honorable Mention: M. Kerlan, “On Being Full of Spiders”
“The Journey” by Ron Idoko, IG @el_idoko
“How Racist,” by Jessica Cheng
Award: Vikrant Bhise and Dr. Lalit Khandare, “Babasaheb and Labour”
Honorable Mention: Theresa Polley-Shellcroft, “Sold”
FB @Studio One Artworks
“Fed Up” by Anzu Sekikawa, IG @an.zuan
“Fall Back” by Ashley Luz Ramos, IG @ashleyramosart
“Crocodile Mask” by Sonia Fung, IG @sirbagl
Award: Alex Tha Great, “The Struggle”
alexthagreat.com, IG @FollowThaGreat
Honorable Mention: Dejene, “Seeking Liberation”
Award: Brianna Amoscato, “One Day”
Award: Abby R. Bonilla, “We’re Still Here”
arbmart.us, IG @arbm_art, FB @ARBMFluidArt
View pieces submitted to the Art of Diversity Showcase
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