Art Students Create Moving Portraits for Memory Project

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Seventeen students from the high school’s National Art Honor Society participated in the Memory Project this year, creating moving portraits of children from Venezuela using different media of their choice, based on provided photographs.

Since 2004, the Memory Project has been dedicated to promoting intercultural awareness, friendship, and kindness between children around the world through the universal language of art. 

“I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to create a portrait for a child in Venezuela,” said senior Jenna Moceri, the NAHS treasurer. “I hope he loves the portrait I made for him.”

“I think the Memory Project is a really special service project for the NAHS, as our students have to opportunity to share their talents with young children across the globe, and bring smiles to their faces,” said NAHS co-adviser Dan Figliozzi.

“Even through these difficult times, we managed to get some wonderful portraits to send to the children in Venezuela,” said NAHS co-adviser Heather Toomey. “This is our second year participating in this fantastic project and I hope we continue every year.”