The Idaho Statesman – A high school art project helped students gain a new perspective by connecting them with people of the Islamic faith.
Fayetteville High School students in Ashley Grisso’s advanced placement world history classes worked in groups of two or three. They interviewed Muslims in the community, then told their stories through art.
The students’ work was on display recently at the University of Arkansas’ Kittrell Art Gallery. Each piece of the “Putting a Face on Islam” exhibit was accompanied by a one-page artist statement about the work. Students and their subjects gathered one evening for a reception at the gallery.