Artwork by High School students featured at Cheekwood

The artwork of Victoria White '26 and Jessica Penilton '24 is in Cheekwood Estate & Gardens' Frist Learning Center Great Hall.
By Roderick White, USN parent amd Director of Diversity and Community Life

Jessica Penilton '24 and Victoria White '26 are having their artwork displayed at Cheekwood until September for the Black Arts Bash Exhibition. In addition, they were both asked to be a part of a panel to discuss their artwork and motivation for the event. 

Cheekwood held a Black Arts Bash Exhibition on Saturday, August 19 with an opportunity for visitors to meet the High School emerging artists.
"Black Arts Bash aims to celebrate Black arts in all forms – performing, culinary, literary, and, in this space, visual," according to Cheekwood's website. "Featuring both emerging and established artists, this exhibition is part platform and part mentoring opportunity. This show aims to tell the stories, both mundane and powerful, that the community has to share."

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