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Riverwood student's artwork displayed at High Museum
Riverwood student's artwork displayed at High Museum

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A Riverwood International Charter School junior is thrilled that her artwork is on display at the High Museum of Art.

Michel Rodriguez is a semi-finalist in the DREAM@50 Art Contest, which encouraged students to create artwork for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Only two students from Fulton County made the cut.

Rodriguez used the quote "Let us not satisfy our thirst for freedom (by drinking) from (the cup) of bitterness and hatred" in her painting.

"(Michel) has always been frightened by crows herself and felt like this was a good symbol to add to her piece," Riverwood visual arts teacher Dana Munson said in her description of Rodriguez's artwork. "The crow symbolizes the fear that all people felt during the time of segregation."

The DREAM@50 artwork is currently on display in the High Museum's Greene Family Education Center.

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