Gallery at the Wall

The Gallery at the Wall was a project by the City Arts Nashua non-profit organization as an outdoor rotating gallery in Rotary Common Park for residents and visitors to admire and celebrate art. This living monument provided artists a public platform for their creative expression and was funded with private donations as a gift to the City of Nashua.

"Thank You" to the following Gallery at the Wall Phase II Exhibit Sponsors:

Brady Sullivan Properties. Sign Naming Rights Sponsor for four years
The Telegraph – Sponsorship (In Kind)
Enterprise Bank – Photograph & Printmaking Sponsor for one year
Carol and John Kreick – Drawing & Painting Sponsors for one year

Panel Sponsors:

Nashua School District
Adult Learning Center
Sy and Jan Mahfuz
Yvonne and Gary Dunetz

Former Gallery at The Wall Committee Members:

Chair; Yvonne Dunetz, Co-Chair; Sy Mahfuz, Yusuf Abudi, Inaugural Artist, Carol Baldwin, Judy Carlson, Nick Caggiano, Meghan Durden, Heather Henline, Angela Walsh, Paul Shea and Shaunae Nolet

City Arts Nashua ceased operations on December 31, 2023, the City of Nashua has collected the digital art exhibits.


Past Exhibits

Inaugural Exhibit

Each pin on the map correspondents to the location of where the panel pictures were taken. Click on each of the pins to see the picture corresponding to the location.

Inaugural Exhibit Google Map SS

About the Inaugural Artist

Yusuf Abudi, a Palestinian, immigrated to the United States in 1979. He started his journey in photography at the age of 9 when his father gave him a gift of a Kodak 126 Instamatic. His passion in photography has always been in three areas: architecture, nature and wildlife and that has been consistent since he has been 9 years old. Yusuf’s goal in photography is to capture the beauty of the subject of his photographs. Whether it’s a hawk soaring in the air, the relaxing running of water over rocks or clean lines of a building, Yusuf’s photographs enable us to see the world from a different view. Being behind the lens gives a better perspective of the things we miss in a normal day as we pass by them; such as the beauty of a building that may appear to be of no significance or the tiny, colorful orchard spider.



Together We Rise! (2019)

The Gallery at The Wall 2019 exhibit features 12 panels that students created as an artistic expression for The Theme: “Together We Rise!” Weaving the social and cultural fabric of Nashua through the celebration of diversity and inclusion.

Over 350 art submissions in total were submitted to The Gallery at The Wall Committee from students in the Nashua School District from grades K -12 and from the Adult Learning Center – Clearview High School.  The Gallery at The Wall Selection Committee chose 67 pieces of art that are included within the 12 panels of this exhibit. 

Panel 1
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
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Panel 1
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 1
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 1
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 1
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 1
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 2
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 2
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 2
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 2
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 2
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 2
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 3
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 3
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 3
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 3
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 3
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 3
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 3
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 4
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 4
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 4
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 4
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 4
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 4
Third to Fifth Grade
Sponsored By: Nashua School District
Panel 5
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 5
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 5
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 5
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 5
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 6
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 6
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 6
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 6
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 6
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Sy and Janet Mahfuz
Panel 7
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 7
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 7
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 7
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 7
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 8
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 8
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 8
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
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Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Yvonne and Gary Dunetz
Panel 9
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 9
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 9
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 9
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 9
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 10
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 10
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 10
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 10
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 11
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 11
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 11
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 11
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 11
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 11
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center
Panel 12
Clearway High School
Sponsored By: Adult Learning Center

This is a portrait of myself, my neighborhood, and beautiful autumn landscape in New Hampshire. I made my landscape during sunset because it is so beautiful where I live. Autumn is my favorite season because the trees flash vibrant colors of orange and yellow. When I look at my picture I can feel the cool autumn air on my face, and I smell fresh pumpkins and apples. I feel happy and I never want autumn to go.
I chose to put purple in my artwork because it is my grandmother’s favorite color. I decided to put stars in my artwork because when it is nighttime I like to gaze up in the dark night sky before I go to bed because it helps me fall asleep. I put green in my artwork because I love the outdoors and there are a lot of green things outside, such as leaves, grass, and lots of other things.
I made this picture of downtown Nashua. It is during the daytime and the building is near the river.
This Artwork was inspired by the book “Beautiful Blackbird” by Ashley Bryan. The three birds may look the same but the wings on my bird tells my story.
I made my picture of City Hall because I love Nashua.
Nalou Angeles - Friendship means that we help each other reach our dreams. That makes us friends. Kenley Levesque - We are the same but different and that makes us best friends.
My mandala is about my life, and my family in New Hampshire. The triangles represent mountains, the zipper line represents building and the swirls represent my brothers and sisters. I chose different colors in my mandala to represent each member of my family. The dark blue represents my mom, light blue is my dad, I’m the turquoise color, the light pink is my little sister. The teal and the raspberry color represents my two youngest brothers.
I used paint, markers, and chalk pastels to make a beautiful home in Nashua. It is the best place ever.
My picture is called five hearts because it shows the people in my family. I like the designs I made on my border as my brother uses designs a lot so the idea originated with that. I feel really good with the final result.
My picture is of downtown Nashua and the buildings that are near the bridge. i live in Nashua and I love my community.
My artwork is inspired by the story “Star in a Jar” My picture is of me and my friends holding hands looking at the night sky. The word peace is spelled out in the stars. I am holding a star to remind us that if we want peace in the world we all need to do our part. Only together can we achieve that.
While I was painting my tree on my sunrise background, I decided to make the trunk and branches very strong so the wind, insets, and snow can't make it fall down. Roots are very very important because the tree has to be anchored inside the ground so the tree can be fed. Like to roots to the tree, my mom and dad are my anchor!
There are many houses in my neighborhood that look similar, but it’s the people inside that make those houses unique. As the sun sets on my neighborhood, the people and the activities inside help make the houses alive. Each person in the houses are doing something different, and it is our uniqueness that brings out the best in ourselves, neighbors, and our community.
My artwork represents my place in the world and how I connect with others. The words written on my hand are words that describe me. The quote says, “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” The hands that are reaching down represent friends, family members, and our community who are there to help and support us because we are all in this together.
My art piece represents how the earth is only held together by kindness. You may not have noticed, but some color is in a different shape from the outline. This is to show that you are not always who you appear as. The biggest time this happens is on earth, as the outline shows joined hands, but the color creates land and water. I out the sky behind to show that there is diversity everywhere, as no two stars are alike. The two men have different races are symbolizing that you need each other, and people are always there.
My artwork is of my whole family and my dog Bailey. We love to go for walks and take pictures with the family. This sunset reminds me of ones I’ve seen in Maine visiting my grandmother and grandfather. I like it when the vibrant colors of the sunset fades into night. Although when I see the sun set, I know that soon, like the sun, I will have to go to get as well.
This artwork is my Tree of Life. I titled my artwork Mona Treesa because I am a total goofball and I am always making people laugh. I decided to make my tree of life a Willow tree because it acts as a home for animals. The things around my tree represent the most important things in my life. The butterflies represent me, my sister, my mom and my dad. The two cats are Butterscotch and Blossom, our family pets. The quote I chose was “Go big, or go home” because I believe that you should always challenge yourself.
I made a collage of two dancers reaching and holding on to each other. I used the blue and the purple to represent the nighttime. I wove the torn and cut pieces together to represent unity and how they have to work together to complete the dance. Neither of them could complete their dance alone. This artwork reminds us that we need to work together if we want to achieve great things.
I have tried to draw the mosaic in the entrance of City Hall to represent Nashua. The balloons represent two ideas: The ratio of the races living in Nashua and rising together. The hands together show how different kinds of people from different cultures putting their efforts together to make Nashua rise up.
This tree of life represents me and my family. The quote I included on my tree says, “If you had to choose between being right or being kind, choose kind.” The butterflies on the side of my tree represent how my brothers and sisters. The blue one are my brothers and the purple one are my sisters. This tree is a symbol that reminds me of how we come together and make good choices, that we can do anything. If you look close at the roots in my artwork, they are all connecting which is a symbol that no person should be left out of this world. We should all be included because together we rise as a family and a community.
My artwork is a self-portrait. I used words in my background to describe my community, my family and lastly words that describe me. I made the words “Together We Rise” bigger to make the powerful statement that when we work together we achieve more. Then I painting through my portrait the colors of a beautiful sunset that are cool and calming. These are my true colors.
The artwork represents my tree of life. One side is warm and happy. The other tree is cool and lonely. Both trees bend to the sun and to the moon for so they feel less alone in the world. Then they realize they are not alone. They have each other, along with the birds and the stars in the sky. And together they rise.
In this picture the girl is reaching for the stars. You might not notice that she is also reaching for her friend. The colors I used were cool and calming. I added yellow to represent life and happiness to contrast the night sky and the stars.
This artwork is my Tree of Life. The objects on or around my tree represent the most important things in my life. If you look closely at my tree you will notice an owl on the branch representing my mom, and next to it is a beehive representing my hardworking family, who I love. The quote I wrote on my tree of life by Maya Angelou reads, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. This quote is so important because it remind us that our words and actions have power, more than we realize. And we should remember that even small actions can impact others.
My artwork is about collaboration and how anything is possible when you work together. I cut and tore paper to make the background have rhythm and movement. The two figures are interacting with each other to show togetherness, friendship, and how being kind and showing others compassion can bring happiness to everyone around us.
Nashua must take pride in its diversity, whether in terms of race, gender, or even movie preference. Nashua is a community that can see through these gloomy times by coming together. Our differences are bright colors in a world of darkness. To represent this idea I used holding hands as a symbol of unity. Then I used watercolors to blend all of the different colors together. I was inspired by the line drawing style of Pop artists.
My piece of art is based on the Buddhist Mandala. There is a picture of my cousin and me when we were little girls in the center. I chose that picture because I grew up with her in Aruba, which is why I drew the Aruban flag on the left. I also drew a butterfly on the left because, something I used to do a lot when I was little was catching butterflies with my hands. On the right side, I drew a Colombian flag and a Colombian sombrero because I was born there, and it represents how important their culture is to me (both right and left sides are colored in purple because it’s my favorite color.) I also drew a pencil on the right side and it represents my love for drawing. On the top, I drew mountains, leaves, a river, sky, the sun and the moon, I chose to draw those things because I really enjoy nature. The sun and the moon are drawn together because I like both day and night. On the bottom, I drew houses because when I’m home, I get to spend time with my family. In the borders of the central picture, I drew wave shapes with my grandma’s favorite colors.
This is how I used to imagine how cities would look when I was little. I used to play a lot in parks and I would always play soccer with my friends. When you're little your imagination is giant but when you're an adult that feeling fades away, so I wanted to try to recreate that for adults.
“Cultures and Colors” Why this? IT’s a little much, I know, but this is special. By the time this project was getting wrapped up “Cultures and Cultures” was an emotional brain child for me. Now’s your chance to see this art from my unique point of view, and, perhaps, why it means so much to me. For starters, what does this piece of art mean to me? It means that I’ve experience Nashua at its best and I want to share it with everyone who hasn’t. Furthermore, what inspired me? Nashua and all of its events – and all of the people in our city, from many different backgrounds and cultures. Next up – you’re probably wondering how I made this. My weapons of choice – Pencil! Paintbrush! Sharpie! Crayon! Yup – watercolor and crayon resist. I also used gradients and ombre in my artwork. Another very important topic is the symbols I used. The actual symbols I used represented events in Nashua. But some of my other symbols were the hands – showing that anyone, and I mean everyone can create! That is actually the message of art!!! Another symbol I used was the road leading into Nashua, showing that even if you “lead different paths” than others, all of you can join and do good in Nashua. Finally, what do I want you to know when you look at my art? I want you to know that this art means a lot to me and truly represents me as an artist, a student, and a Nashuan.
Everyone in the picture is different. Not a single one is the same. I wanted to show that no one is the same, and that everyone is different. I feel like this picture represents how people are different, and their talents. This picture means that if everyone was this accepting, there would not be any more bullying. I was inspired by the fact that the project was ‘Together We Rise’ so that everyone together would raise the word ‘rise’. I used crayons, water color, Sharpie, and pencil.
My Together We Rise artwork is inspired by the fond memories I have with my family at Greeley Park. For instance, my sister and I called it Woo-Hoo Park because whenever we went to the playground we would hear birds calling ‘woo-hoo, woo-hoo’. As you can imagine this piece of artwork means much to me. I created it by using a pencil to make the people, structures, trees, and cars. Then I colored in the shapes and traced each one with a fine tip Sharpie. Nest I painted in the large spaces with watercolor. On the outside I used a stamp to help the viewer envision not only the park but, the woods surrounding it. To do this, I carved out a piece of Styrofoam and pressed it on to a magazine. Then I coated it in purple paint with a brayer. I used purple paint because it’s bold and would make the other colors stand out. At the same time, it tied in with the already purple figures. I pressed the stamp down on the paper for then seconds and released, surrounding my artwork and symbolism with an abstract pattern. The symbolism is the willow tree. It represents the many different ‘branches’ of cultures in Nashua. Yet, all of the branches are held by one sturdy trunk, sharing the message “we are together, we are Nashua.
I drew things about me. Things that would describe me. The circle in the middle is to show that it’s an album, because I love music and couldn’t live without it. Vans because it’s my favorite brand and shows you kind of how I dress. My dog Soldier, who I love so much. A lightning bolt, because my dad always told me that I was fast, I play soccer so that’s why. The shapes because I love the 1980’s-1990’s vibes. The skateboards next to the skull, because I skate! And the ‘XO’ behind the fire is The Weeknd’s symbol. He is my favorite musical artist besides Swealee.
For my “Together We Rise” project, I wanted to show that no matter what color you are, what language you speak, what style your hair is, or the clothes you may wear, together we are one. And that is why I chose the one girl, to not just represent unity, but also bravery, and trust. While I was brainstorming ideas, I ran into a thought. The thought that it is almost impossible to show every type of person in one picture. So I decided, why not show it in one person? Together We Rise as a neighborhood, a school, an area code, a city, a county, state, region, and country, but most of all we rise as an Earth. In my illustration, I use watercolor, markers, colored pencil, crayon and stamp art, which if you think about it, also represents unification. My goal is to show in every way possible that we are one, so I had also used splatter marks from the watercolor to show that we are all different and yet the same. When someone looks at my artwork, I want them to look ‘behind the artwork’ to see the true meaning, for them to soak it in. I want them to know that you are beautiful, unique, one of a kind, and if it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have this project ‘today’ to show that we are all one. That is what I want people to know and feel when they look at my artwork.
My art piece shows my background, culture and religion as a whole. The girl in the bottom corner represents me an Indian American. She is wearing a traditional Indian outfit called a Sari. The dot on her forehead is called a “Dindi.” It is worn because Hindus believe that it retains the energy of the body. The mandala in the top corner contrasts the color on the Sari. The meaning of the Mandela is to offer balancing visual elements that symbolize unity and harmony. Around it is the word “Faith” in different languages. This symbolizes that different beliefs that different cultures have. Last but not least the two countries, India and the U.S. show where I’m from. My parents came from India at the age of 19 and had to adapt to a new country, so apart of India is always with me. I was born in the U.S, so I naturally adapted with the environment. This piece as a whole shows the two different parts of me (Indian and American) and represents my beliefs and my values.
In my art, I decided to make it into 2 different times of day. Morning & Night! A detail that I love with my painting is how the whole painting looks alive, and of course kinda like a neighborhood. One of my buildings got dog pooped on the roof, so I decided to paint it and blend in the original color (orange)! Another one detail that I love is the cloud blowing on the building and I just love how the cloud scared the moon away and the sun just took a peek of what is happening! I really hope this painting will gave you a smile in your face when you look at it
Alyssa - This piece of artwork means everything to me. It shows mine and my partner’s heritage so it really is important to both of us. What inspired me was the American flag. It inspired me to show off my heritage. My partner and I created our artwork with watercolors and acrylic paints. We used the acrylic paint on the silhouettes of people. The watercolor was used on everything else. We used flags and stars as our symbols. The message is that everybody is different and unique. We used the flags to show that. A lot of time, thinking and motivation was used creating this project. Sophia - My “Together We Rise” artwork shows people appreciating each other’s cultures to come together as one. It shows that no matter what our differences are, we can always have something to celebrate. I worked with my partner, Alyssa, to create this piece using watercolor and ink to print the stamps around the border. I used the different flags as symbols to represent the multitude of countries that people holding hands show that together we are more powerful than standing by ourselves. To make the star stamp, I learned a new technique. I carved out my stamp using sharp tools. I was nervous to try something new, but I am glad that I learned this skill! I believe that including other is very important and I hope that from looking at my piece you will recognize this theme!
I made this piece of artwork to make viewers understand that we are all part of the same land. We all share Earth. I also added a quote I made saying that, “it doesn’t matter who you are on the outside it’s about the inside,” to make viewers understand that it does not matter what race you are but how clean-hearted you are on the inside.
My art style falls around a realistic cartoon type. I drew details around the face and in the background to represent things about me. My character has a simple body and less detail from the torso down because I always represent different ways to draw the figure. My art piece is a little step out of my comfort zone because I put a lot of detail, textures, and shading in my background. I don’t usually put a lot of effort into the surroundings as I did for this piece. I believe that this piece expresses my interest and my life.
My artwork is all about cultures thriving in a place that is not their homeland. Here I am showing the Indian culture, my culture, being alive on American grounds through an Indian girl doing a traditional dance. I am also representing the union of countries by having the girl dressed in the order of the colors on the Indian flag; orange, white, blue and green. If you look closely, you will see the small lotuses blooming on the American flag. Those are also colored in the same colors to symbolize the culture blooming.
I chose these images because I described me and what I love best.
The piece is meant to invoke the feeling of discovery. Just like most cultures on the surface, it can look like a confusing mess. However, when a closer look is taken, it can create a beautiful picture. Everyone will notice something different about it first. It might be the hand, it might be the city, or the crystals, cubes, or any of the other segments.
My piece was inspired by the recent flourish in our society’s mindset. The diversity within cultures, races, and ethnicities are becoming a proudly celebrated factor of normality. This homage of colored pencil and chalk pastel displays a plethora of stems shooting upward from inside parted lips. Between each stalk peers the eyes of dissimilar backgrounds. From said stalks bloom flowers and vegetation of the Earth’s climates and countries. This pictorial representation reflects how the conversation of diversity between beings play to a positive cause.
My artwork is portraying the way diversity in Nashua holds up our community. When looking at the piece there is a black and white photo of downtown being held by the hands of people in our community. This piece displays our diversity and now that brings us together as a community. Without the hands, holding up the photo it would just fall just like how we need every member in our community to make up Nashua. These hands build and hold Nashua together.
As an artist, I tend to create works of art that show how time has a major influence in our world. As night may be on one side of earth, daylight will cover the other side. Even though we share the same planet, our time is different. It is incredible how we can have two cycles at the same time. This infinite cycle will go on forever bringing people together.
My artwork shows me staring off to the side, with a shadow stretching across the side of my visage, as the picture was taken from the opposite side of the light source. This is a mediocre attempt at depicting how you should look towards the light in life, away from the darkness, and be more positive. Hopefully you, the viewer, can connect with this image, and can pull meaning from the piece. When I decided on a title for my artwork, I decided to go real above and beyond, and named this piece “Footprint.” Real exciting right? I mean if you really want to make it more colorful you can read the title in an adventurous voice, like from a movie trailer or something. “Footprint, coming to a theater near you.” Considering this was my first time carving and making a print, my original expectations weren’t too high for myself. My plan was to just mimic whatever portion of the picture I was working on to my best ability, and take it slow. As it started to shape up over time, I began to wonder how the print would transfer once I actually printed it onto paper. To my amazement it translated quite well, and I was content.
Throughout my work I examined diversity by interpreting my family history by using an acrylic medium. What began as a cottage by the river, turned into a natural, serene setting that represents my families love for nature. The works perspective of nature sets the perfect scene to show the connection with the natural beauty of New Hampshire.
My artwork represents the beauty of simplicity. The moment the shutter clicks, turns a mundane event into something special. Braiding is a technique passed down from generation to generation, mother to daughter, and now me to you. This photograph was captured using a 35mm film camera and I developed it in the darkroom myself. The careful procedure I followed to create this picture is similar to the careful procedure you would follow to braid hair. Now that hard work has gone into sharing this image with the world. I hope to inspire people and therefore cause them to reflect upon and cherish the beautiful, simple moments in life.
This art piece is meant to show that we as a people shape this world. We have changed it in unbelievable ways for both good and bad. This art piece shows all of space, which demonstrates that we can do even more unimaginable things. To progress and shape our universe in a positive way.
As an Hindu Indian growing up in Nashua, I have grown up in a very tight-knit community that has strived to continue our culture by continuing traditions even though we are thousands of miles away from other family. One of these traditions is Diwali, the festival of lights. The first and most important part of this festival is paying tribute to the Lord Ganesha and one of the ways we do this is by passing out prasadam, the holy food, which is what the woman is passing out in this photograph. With this moment, my goal was for the women’s hands to be the focus as the passing of the prasadam was the intended focus. I did this by angling the camera to have natural sunlight provide a slight glare on to the hands and by highlighting the ornate bangles with the light.
In my artwork, Pictures, I show hardships and good times through taking photographs. My brother is the person in the drawing, he inspired me to draw this because I look up to him and I know he has struggles. In this piece I try to show that he loves to take pictures and videos and that he goes through rough patches in his life but when he uses his camera it helps him escape. I feel as I have done everything thing I could to make this the best piece I have completed throughout this class. After doing this I've realized how hard it is for my brother and how I should give him more credit with all the things he's going through. My final piece came out better than I expected and in the process made me think more about my art.
All the different seasons, unique in their own ways. Each flower, each leaf, each tree are all different. Diversity is understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.
My piece is meant to show that everyone represents equality. No matter who you are, everyone has a place in our society. I hope to convey a sense of inclusion and love for each other because everyone matters.
This piece shows vivid color and expression through Indian classical dance. I attempted to show drama through mysterious and intimate stage lighting and a shadowed background
I wanted to create something that shows no matter what color, race, or religion you are, there is always a helping hand that can pick you up from the bottom or bring you to the top.
I created a skyline and thought that would be symbolic of a city coming together. The flag is for freedom. I wrote together we rise to show what I was trying to represent. When people come together they work best together.
The orange and blue represent fire and how it can be light and dark. The fire on the bottom represents that even though there is fire, hate, and anger we can rise. The words represent different diversities. The people standing together represent my hope that together we can stand. Together we can rise. Stand together against hate. We can succeed.
I made this canvas to show that everyone is equal. I made the hands overlapping to show that anybody, any color can help each other. I made the 'peace and love' to show that everybody should love and keep peace among people.
My artwork is about equality. The blue and red represent people being different. We should accept people for who they are. The world with the tape represents how freedom, peace, joy and equality hold the world together. We should form a community with acceptance.
My piece is called 'Together We Rise' to show the racial diversity of Nashua, New Hampshire. The background has many partially differing colors, each with a different amount of opacity. This is to who that at the surface, everything seems similar but if you take a closer look, everything is diverse. Also, there is a shape that is similar to the outline of an ear. This means that love binds and holds community together.
My artwork is about all the different races, genders, and sexualities and how at the end of the day we come together to support all the differences in the world. No matter the shape or size, we connect like a puzzle, but the world is the puzzle and we are the pieces, unique and colorful. In other ways, we are a puzzle because society makes it hard for us to be unique. You are considered weird and need to fit piece by piece, same shape, size, and color. But, if anything, we are a jigsaw puzzle all different colors and sizes fitting into one thing to make a beautiful picture to present to the world. We show them by being the colorful puzzle we are that together we rise, together we stand, and the stronger we become by being one. In my opinion, we should stand tall and proud and let our freak flags fly high! We are unique to stand out, not to fit into a dull grey picture but into a beautiful sunset with a rainbow in the back showing that we are strong, beautiful, and young no matter our age. So this painting represents all of this because it's beautiful, yet confusing all in one.
I put two different kinds of people holding hands to show that together we are strong.
All of the things around the planet are the things that pollute the ocean and slowly kill the sea animals.
Public lake that overlooks the city where thousands gather for work, food, and entertainment.
Dove = Peace; Hands = Stronger Together
My painting means together we rise because if we come together we can rise. I put puzzle pieces because that is us coming together with a blue sky.
I named my artwork Holiday Stroll Harmony showing the gorgeous event held in downtown Nashua on Main Street. I wanted to capture everyone's togetherness and display our harmony and kindness to one another, all raising candles as the giant tree was lit marvelously.
The hands represent people coming together from all different walks of life. People can come together and work together to create a world full of peace and harmony.