Did you know that both faculty members in the art department are professional artists?

We caught a glimpse of an installation that Mrs. Garrity created over the summer that is powerful. We caught up with her before the finished work was delivered to Montreat, N.C.

Be sure to watch the video to learn more:

 

“This instillation is the 33rd I have designed and developed over the past three years. Four of the six banners from Dr. King’s Unfinished Agenda are presently traveling on display in Chicago, Atlanta and Texas.”  ~ Hannah Garrity, Lower School Art Teacher

Artist’s Notes:

In his speech to the Christian Action Conference at the Montreat Conference Center in 1965, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. charged the church with actions that needed to be taken to lead as the “moral guardian of our community.” Amidst a continuously prophetic monologue, King said, “…time is neutral. It can be used either constructively or destructively… And so, we must help time, and we must always realize that the time is always right to do right.” In the art for this conference, we have depicted this and other petitions Dr. King made in his speech. The background of the quotes was created using rolls of building construction paper overlaid by newspaper pages portraying the gulf that continues to exist between races in America, and the ease with which we take this dichotomy in stride. We have also used paintings of hands to guide us to discern how our own hands can forward equality as we hear words and direction spoken here this weekend. How can we each incorporate Dr. King’s agenda in our daily lives? How can we join together to effectively lead to a greater practice of morality in racial equality in our nation?