Students create winning work for human rights |

Students create winning work for human rights

Nevada City School of the Arts students and their art teacher have won the grand prize in the Mount Everest Campaign Artwork contest, awarded by Amnesty International on behalf of its Urgent Action Program.

Nevada City School of the Arts artists in residence, Asia Curry and Andrea Conte, and their students from various grades created the mixed-media collage.

The students and their teacher will receive a $50 contribution from benefactor Chris Pumphrey that can be used for supplies or future projects.

“The artwork you have submitted,” said Julia Nemon of Amnesty, “is a spirited effort to educate your students about the human rights situation in Tibet. I am always taken aback by the wonderful insight and unique expression that children bring to the human rights movement. Amnesty International and the Urgent Action Program are deeply appreciative of your efforts to bring your students together to express themselves about a truly important concern.”

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