More than 150 pieces of art express beauty, make cultural connections and raise awareness about the effects of trauma
Middle and high school students across Clackamas County are using more than 150 pieces of art to express beauty, make cultural connections and raise awareness about the effects of trauma.
“Abdulah,” a portrait by Molalla High School junior Morgan Bem , is being sent to Nigeria as part of the nonprofit Memory Project, which aims to make cross-cultural connections through art.
Clackamas High School senior Helen Lendzioszek’s piece in acrylic paint and colored pencil challenges the idea that childhood trauma goes away as you grow older.
Childhood trauma, Lendzioszek said, “grows and morphs into different things as you grow.”
Dozens of regional student artists will also be using their talents to compete for scholarships. These students representing school districts throughout the county are putting their pieces on display March 28 in