New Rochelle High School Graphics by Student's Works Currently Being Displayed in the District Offices

New Rochelle High School Graphics by Student’s Works Currently Being Displayed in the District Offices

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — New Rochelle High School graphics students emulated the style of artist Kehinde Wiley, former President Barack Obama’s portraitist, in creating the works currently being displayed in the District offices at 515 North Ave.

Wiley, a New York-based artist, became the first African American to paint a presidential portrait when he completed his likeness of Obama, which was unveiled Feb. 14.

“These self portraits were created in Adobe Photoshop, and incorporated the same celebratory and ornate characteristics of famed artist Kehinde Wiley,” said teacher Kerry Sharkey.

The artworks will remain on display through March 29.