CDH Fine Arts Students Finish Memory Project Portraits

November 6, 2023

ARTISTS Top Row L-R: Xinyue Cui ‘25, Sage Skally ‘26, Maya Remer ‘27, Mary Mulsolf ‘24, Julia Haas ‘25, Grace Hire ’26 Bottom Row L-R: Gee Doyle ‘26, Delvin Tacheny ‘25, Catherine (Kate) Stenberg ‘26, Bryn McSherry ‘26, Allysa Edomaruseh ‘24

CDH Fine Arts students have finished this year’s portraits for the “Memory Project.” 

The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.

Ben Schumaker started the Memory Project in 2004 when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin. “I was passionate about connecting youth around the world through art to help build cultural understanding and international kindness.  Today I continue to be inspired by all of the art teachers and students who bring their own passions to these collaborative efforts.”

Sue Cranston, Art Teacher at CDH, has been doing this for 7 years. "Every year that I've been here, we have given our students the chance to do this." said Cranston. "It's a wonderful project!"

See the Memory Project Website for the latest videos of students receiving portraits.


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