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Evergreen Park Public Library is thrilled to host the Juneteenth Interactive Portrait Project Exhibit which showcases the artwork of 70 Evergreen Park Community High School students. Students created portraits of Black heroes who embody the spirit of Juneteenth and attached a video accessible with a QR code for the viewer to interact with the artist’s subject. Art teacher Libby McArthur said, “Every day my students work incredibly hard to create amazing works of art, however, this project goes beyond that. As the co-chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Art Educators in Illinois, it is projects like this that highlight the importance of creating culturally responsive teaching and embedding Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and other historically oppressed people into your lesson plans that positively transform the culture of our educational spaces. These students researched and explored their own Black heroes and I could not be more proud of them.”  

Together, Evergreen Park Public Library and EPCHS, aim to highlight the importance of the Juneteenth holiday. EPCHS student Deja Nelson said, “I think it’s a good assignment – it shows appreciation for African Americans. I feel as if it gives justice to those who dealt with slavery, and this is a start to opening the door about slavery and African American History.” Adam Bowden added, “I feel this assignment was important to celebrate Black cultural figures.”

A reception including light refreshments will be held on June 20, at 6 pm at Evergreen Park Public Library to meet EPCHS art teacher Libby McArthur and her student artists. The Juneteenth Interactive Portrait Project Exhibit opens June 1 and runs through June 30.

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