This blog post came to us in an email from CORE/Labor Source Arts and Crafts Class Instructor Ben Hueftle. Thanks Ben, you did a wonderful job of concisely mentioning not just what the artists did, but also why.
For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Friday Arts and Crafts class at Longmont CORE/Labor Source created a collaborative work on the themes of equality and fairness.
Each class participant traced, cut out, and then decorated their own paper hands, expressing their own interpretations of fairness and equality. Several participants included depictions of symbols that mean “security and happiness.” Several used peace symbols to indicate their visions for a better world. Many expressed themselves through colors – the colors of the Denver Broncos, for one individual, being of note. One class member chose to draw the hand of Wolverine, the X-Men superhero.
A final project was made using the decorated paper hands of each member of the class, a reminder of the importance of working together to achieve common goals. Pictured is the art that Neil, Nick, and Randy helped to create.