The Art of Equality

The Art of Equality

Art and Literacy Contest winners to be exhibited at The Bryan Museum

Galveston, TX – The Bryan Museum is pleased to present Art of Equality: Art and Literacy Contest in celebration of the Juneteenth Mural Project in Galveston, Texas.

The Contest: The Bryan Museum has collaborated with esteemed community partners to recognize Juneteenth on Galveston Island through Art of Equality: Art and Literacy Contest. The contest invites middle school, high school, and college undergraduate students to submit poetry, spoken word, and visual art with the focus of equality, in celebration of the Juneteenth Mural Project in Galveston, Texas, by artist Reginald C. Adams.

The Winners: Spoken Word/Poetry: Matthew Seungho Jeong, Rani Jones, and Chase Greer. Visual Arts: Saee Bagwe and Samantha Bacan. Galveston Hometown Heroes: Gabriel Martinez, Danitza Roja, DaMarques Hurte and Genesis Gonzalez

Esteemed Partners: Reginald C. Adams, The Juneteenth Legacy Project and Diversity Over Division Initiative of Fort Bend County, Fort Bend County Libraries, the University of Houston at Sugar Land, and iWrite Literacy Organization.

The Celebration & Exhibit Presented by Carriage Haus Rentals: On Sunday, June 20, The Bryan Museum will host an awards celebration for the winners of Art of Equality: Art and Literacy Contest. We are excited to invite the winners and their families, community leaders, event and contest planning committees, and the mural artist to a special reception honoring their creativity and dedication to this project. The Bryan Museum will host a VIP reception for family, friends, and media at 2 p.m., followed by the Awards ceremony at 3 p.m. The Keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Ruth Simmons, President of Prairie View A&M University. Immediately afterwards, the winning submissions will be on display for the public at The Bryan Museum until August 29. The Bryan Museum thanks Carriage Haus Rentals for sponsoring the celebration and exhibit. The mural artist, Reginald C. Adams has graciously allowed us to display the original canvas art of his Absolute Equality mural in the exhibit alongside the student work. This ceremony and reception are the culmination of the weeklong festivities in the city of Galveston which also includes the mural dedication on Saturday, June 19, celebrating Juneteenth.

For more information, please visit thebryanmuseum.org/art-of-equality or call (409) 497-4209. Media partners are invited to attend the 2 p.m. preview of the exhibition. The Bryan Museum is located at 1315 21st Street, Galveston, TX 77550. The Bryan Museum is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 7p.m.