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2018 Gallery


by: Yuri Mamaev, Saint Petersburg, Russia

A rainbow is only pretty if all the colors are in it together.

quote by: Olivia F., 7th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Colleen Joiner

Artist Statement

In childhood, we are diverse and unique, and the world seems bright, colorful and radiant. But then we grow up and get embedded in adult life with its endless obligations and demands. In the end, we lose that sparkle—that uniqueness—no longer able to resist the gray wave of the metropolis. But if we try, we can enrich our lives with diversity and inclusion and show the world the beauty and vibrancy of our uniqueness. We should fight to not let the gray brush hurt or disguise our true selves. If we don’t lose that rainbow within, everything around us will be painted in vivid colors and true emotion.