Hosted by Calhoun in partnership with the Ross-Sutton Gallery, Black@rts: Joy in Learning; Joy in Belonging showcases original works by Black-identified students in grades 6-12, from Calhoun and around the world. The theme of the show is students' interpretation of “joy” within contexts and communities where they feel at ease and welcomed to express themselves, embrace learning and experiment.

Click on the images below to see the full piece and to learn more about each artist and their work.
 

Adegoke A. — Where Are We Going

Adegoke A.
Where Are We Going

Adegoke A. — Soulmate

Adegoke A.
Soulmate

Al-ameen I. — A Big Similarity in Blue

Al-ameen I.
A Big Similarity in Blue

Al-ameen I. — A Big Similarity in Red

Al-ameen I.
A Big Similarity in Red

Amadi W. — Black Hair

Amadi W.
Black Hair

Amadi W. — Blackmail

Amadi W.
Blackmail

Amadi W. — Silenced Voices

Amadi W.
Silenced Voices

Amaya O. — A Colorful Explosion of Emotion

Amaya O.
A Colorful Explosion of Emotion

Amaya O. — Bright Red Ball of Light

Amaya O.
Bright Red Ball of Light

Amina W. — A Digital Piece

Amina W.
A Digital Piece

Brittany P. — Glowing with Confidence

Brittany P.
Glowing with Confidence

Brittany P. — The Simplicity of Childhood

Brittany P.
The Simplicity of Childhood

Emily L. — Untitled

Emily L.
Untitled

Federico L.F. — A Beacon of Hope

Federico L.F.
A Beacon of Hope

Gigi S. — ​​​​​​​Untitled

Gigi S.
Untitled

Lexi D. — ​​​​​​​Rainax

Lexi D.
Rainax

Lexi D. — Sunsetiva

Lexi D.
Sunsetiva

Lexi D. — Treebliss

Lexi D.
Treebliss

Lila H. ​​​​​​​— Untitled 1

Lila H.
Untitled 1

Lila H. ​​​​​​​— Untitled 2

Lila H.
Untitled 2

Lila H. ​​​​​​​— Untitled 3

Lila H.
Untitled 3

Malia A. — ​​​​​​​Joy

Malia A.
Joy

Maya L. — ​​​​​​​Untitled

Maya L.
Untitled

Mikayla P. — ​​​​​​​Untitled

Mikayla P.
Untitled

Ruth H. ​​​​​​​— NO TIME FOR PLAY

Ruth H.
NO TIME FOR PLAY

Ruth H. — ​​​​​​​Shave or Save

Ruth H.
Shave or Save

Sarai D. — Untitled 1

Sarai D.
Untitled 1

Sarai D. — Untitled 2

Sarai D.
Untitled 2

Savilla L.S. — Untitled

Savilla L.S.
Untitled

Simone A. — ​​​​​​​Untitled 1

Simone A.
Untitled 1

Simone A. — ​​​​​​​Untitled 2

Simone A.
Untitled 2

Simone A. — Untitled 3

Simone A.
Untitled 3

Sophie F. — Thinking Outside the Box

Sophie F.
Thinking Outside the Box

Sophie F. — Torii

Sophie F.
Torii

Sydney S. — Breonna Taylor

Sydney S.
Breonna Taylor

Talin S. — Carnal Carbs

Talin S.
Carnal Carbs

Talin S. — Said What

Talin S.
Said What

Talin S. — The Barn

Talin S.
The Barn

Tassiana M. ​​​​​​​— Untitled

Tassiana M.
Untitled

Xolani B. — Time is All We Have and Don't

Xolani B.
Time is All We Have and Don't

Zoe P. ​​​​​​​— Untitled

Zoe P.
Untitled

Participating Schools Include: Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, NY • Estate Senior Grammar School in Lagos, Nigeria • Ethical Culture Fieldston in Bronx, NY • Femi Omolade Private College in Lagos, Nigeria • Frank McCourt High School in New York, NY • Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY • Riverdale Country School in New York, NY • Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY • Salk School of Science in New York, NY • Spring High School in Houston, TX • St. Luke's School in New York, NY • The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY • The Calhoun School in New York, NY • The Hewitt School in New York, NY • Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice in Brooklyn, NY