MLK Day of Service Exhibition at the McKinneyCenter
The Town of Jonesborough is proud to partnerwith Johnson City and Washington County Schools on their second annual Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr Day of ServiceExhibition. The theme for this year’sregional celebration is, The Beloved Community: Persevering in Love. “The McKinney Center is a perfect place forsuch an event,” states McKinney Center Director, Theresa Hammons. “Thisbuilding was built and opened in 1940 as the Booker T. Washington School andserved African American students K-8th grade. It was a building that divided ourcommunity’s children and now it is a safe space to bring everyonetogether. We couldn’t be prouder to hostthis exhibition.”
The regional MLK Day of ServiceCommittee chose the theme, The Beloved Community: Persevering in Love, in hopes that thestudents will create and express in their or own or group art, what it means tobe part of a beloved community. Studentsshould think about individuals or local organizations that are examples of aBeloved Community, how are they engaged in the community and what impacts dothey have on the community.
Students of all gradelevels and abilities are encouraged to make artwork for the exhibit and willwork directly with their art teachers at their respective schools to create theartwork for display.
Elementary School –Elementary students are encouraged to draw, paint or color artwork using anymedium they’d like that we are able to display.
Middle School – MiddleSchool students can also submit their artwork, or they can complete a groupproject or essay.
High School – High Schoolstudents can submit artwork, an essay, group project, or they are encouraged touse video and photography as a way to express their art.
Students will be notifiedabout this project by their school’s related art teachers. Students may also turn in their projects totheir related art teachers for submission into the exhibition.
The exhibition will be onpublic display January 15 – January 19, 8am – 5pm with a closing reception on Thursday,January 18, 6-8pm. Culinary Art studentswill be providing light refreshments for the reception and the event is freeand open to the public.
This event is one of manyevents honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Day of Service on January 15,2024. The MLK Planning Committeeconsists of the following partners:
Town ofJonesborough/McKinney Center
MinisterialAlliance of Johnson City
LangstonEducation and Arts Development
Formore information about your student submitting artwork, please contact yourschool.