PITTSFIELD — The exhibit “You Be the Judge: Justice Through Art”will be on view through Friday at 113 North Lancey St. The exhibit was created by 75 Warsaw Middle School eighth-grade students at the temporary gallery. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Thursday and 1:15-2:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

Students have been working with the Robert Shetterly’s Samantha Smith Challenge program whose mission is to educate curious, courageous and engaged citizens.

Each student has chosen a human right they feel the most passionate about, they have researched current events on the topic, and created artwork in an attempt to engage the public in productive dialogue around human rights.

The student artwork is part of the class’ expedition on human rights injustices that are associated with current events. This culminating event will feature visual art, performance art, music and creative writing, as well as artist statements that explains their artwork and research on the subject matter. The artwork for this expedition has been largely funded by multiple donations through the Donors Choose Project.

For more information regarding this event, contact teacher Autumn Pepin and Joseph Niayesh from the eighth-grade PR team at [email protected] or 649-2694.

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