MISSION MONDAY: Art Against Abuse


Welcome to Mission Monday, a series of posts highlighting the ways North Salem students embrace the district mission of engaging in continual improvement, including questioning, defining and solving problems through critical and creative thinking. To learn more about the North Salem Mission, please click here.

North Salem High School students tapped into their creative sides after engaging in critical thinking and communication with experts and one another in order to prepare for the annual Art Against Abuse exhibition.

The approximately 100 students whose work was displayed at the Hammond Museum represented the culmination of a dating abuse awareness program.

After hearing from a guest speaker from My Sisters’ Place, students reflected on what they learned and created artwork that represented either healthy or unhealthy relationships.

Junior Dana Kopser found she had to persevere as she worked to continue taking photographs until she was satisfied. “I had so many ideas, but to take them from my mind and actually create them was very hard.”

See the below photos from the Art Against Abuse exhibition.