Colorism Affecting Our Future

The student work featured in this exhibit marks the culmination of a three-year partnership between Levine Museum of the New South and Studio 345, a program of the Arts & Science Council. In 2015, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience convened organizations from across the nation to participate in From Brown vs. Board to Ferguson, a program that fosters youth-based dialogue around race, education equity, and incarceration in the context of civil rights history.

In the summer of 2018, Studio 345 student Emily Núñez led high school students in conversations around how colorism has affected their lives and informs their visions for the future. Their artwork is the result of these conversations and reflections. The exhibit features mixed media, graphic design and digital art. 


About Studio 345
Studio 345, a program of the Arts & Science Council is a free, creative, out-of-school youth development program that uses Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, and Multimedia Design to educate and inspire 9-12th-grade students to stay in school, graduate, and pursue goals beyond high school. Providing unique experiences for high school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Studio 345 fosters a sense of belonging and interconnectedness. Taught and mentored by professional working artists, students gain invaluable experiences that enable them to become creative risk-takers and craftsmen while growing emotionally, intellectually, and artistically.

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Founded in 1999, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (“the Coalition”) is the only worldwide network of Sites of Conscience. With more than 250 members in 65 countries, we build the capacity of these vital institutions through grants, networking, training, transitional justice mechanisms and advocacy. These members and partners remember a variety of histories and come from a wide range of settings – including long-standing democracies, countries struggling with legacies of violence, as well as post-conflict regions just beginning to address their transitional justice needs – but they are all united by their common commitment to connect past to present, memory to action.

Sponsored by:

Arts & Science Council 

With additional support from: 

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience    Institute of Museum and Library Services


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