Public art brings communities together. It has the power to inspire, spark creativity and tell stories in new ways.
Over the past two years, NKU student artists have collaborated with the City of Newport to create and install their work in the community. These works tell the stories of Newport's rich history, bringing attention to famous city landmarks.
Two more of these projects are ready to be realized, but we need your help to make it happen...
We are seeking to raise $3,000 to purchase materials necessary to build and install two student-produced sculptures to be placed outside the Southgate Street School.
The works above were created to represent the crucial role the school plays in local Newport history.
The Southgate Street School was created immediately following the end of the Civil War, educating generations of African American children. This ended when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the desegregation of public schools in 1954 with the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. It now serves as a local landmark, museum and historical reminder of our past.
By supporting these projects, you are investing in the community of Newport, the future careers of our student artists, and helping to keep vital local history alive for generations to come. Thank you in advance for helping to make these sculptures a reality!
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In recognition, your name will appear on our project donor wall.