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Art of the Day: Friday January 21, 2011

Be True To Yourself

- by Shirley Inocenté

This week's theme: I Have A Dream

Twenty five years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was observed officially for the first time. We at EBSQ feel that it is an anniversary worth marking. How to mark the occasion though, was not an easy thing to arrive at. We didn't feel we could focus solely on the man himself and we didn't want to present a week of art that only said "Look at EBSQ's African American artists!" At the same time, we didn't want to marginalize the meaning, the people and the reason why the day exists. We didn't want co-opt the message or minimize the struggle. We know that, while there has been change, true parity for all is still to be attained. It is for these reasons we decided that this week's Art of the Day should present pieces of art that speak in a variety of voices and focus on hope, dreams and a desire for a future where everyone is equally valued and no one is denied the right to be exactly who and what they are.

Art: Be True To Yourself by Artist Shirley Inocenté


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