Oxon Hill HS: African American History Poster

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Artist in residence, Marcia Pearl, Oxon Hill HS Art student Brie Evans, and teach, Allison Richo.

Throughout February, seven thousand posters were distributed free to the public during M-NCPPC Black History Month events.

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Project Brief

Oxon Hill HS students create winning African American History Poster to commemorate 20 years of Black History Month celebrations in Prince George’s County, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Design competition sponsored by M-NCPPC.

Learning Objectives

Each year, a county high school is selected by M-NCPPC to participate in the Black History Month Poster project, an art enrichment program sponsored by M-NCPPC’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. Students created a composite pen and ink drawing that illustrates exhibition themes over the past 20 years. 

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Mock-ups and revisions

Final Print Poster

Reflections

Oxon Hill HS advanced placement art students Pamela Twyman, Emily Wright, Kenneth Lloyd, Justin Stewart, Joel Hayes, Joseph Small, Felix Hernandez, and Brie Evans worked with teacher Allison Richo and artist-in-residence Marcia Pearl, Professor of Visual Communications at Prince George’s Community College, to create the commemorative poster, titled “A 20-Year Journey Through African American History.” 

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