Our Culture, Our History, Our Identity: Culture & History Student Artwork

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Some winning works from AOH’s 2022 Students Art
Competition on display at the Great Neck Public Library.
(Contributed photos)

Acknowledge Our History (AOH) is holding an art exhibition displaying the winning works from AOH’s 2022 Students Art Competition -“Our Culture, Our History, Our Identity”- at the Great Neck Library from Jan. 21 to Feb. 10.

AOH received works of all types. From painting to photography, watercolor to digital art, contestants from all over the world captured ideas that represent their culture, history, and identity. Works that will be displayed at the exhibition include self-portraits, drawings of historical architecture, other objects—cherry blossoms, animals, folklores—symbolizing cultural elements in our daily life.

The theme, integrating culture, history, and identity, facilitated conversation between competitors and those around them. By learning about their culture from parents, neighbors, and mentors, they created artworks reflective of their own identity and the identity of those around them.

Twenty winning works were chosen.
Congratulations: Alex Bai, Alexander Zhang, Alicia Morales, Bohan Jin, Chendan Zhao, Claire D’ Ambrosio, Henry Yi, Isabella Zhou, Jia Xu, Loretta Liu, Mingshi Liu, Nicolette Polena, Peilin Lü, Roselyn Ho, Sophia Liu, Steve Han, Suyeon Ryu, Zhenran He, Zhiying Liang and Zhiyue Li.

Special Thanks to Manhasset High School for supporting AOH’s Art Exhibition Efforts.

More on Acknowledge Our History:
Acknowledge Our History is a high-school-led initiative for AAPI history (Asian-American and Pacific Islander). With 14 school-based chapters across New York, AOH promotes vital Asian American narratives in the classroom and engages with the community by hosting and participating in seminars, rallies, and competitions. Local representatives such as Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti, Senator John Liu, Senator Anna Kaplan, have helped to support AOH’s mission—empowerment through education.

For more information, please contact Great Neck Library at (516) 466-8055 or email adultprogramming@greatnecklibrary.org

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Great Neck Public Library

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