Young, gifted and black — 3 art school students on how it’s going

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Clockwise from top: Thomas Harlee, Rochelle Robinson, and Gavin Saunders are Hartford Art School students who exemplify the Nina Simone song “Young, Gifted, and Black” and whose work sometimes touches on racial themes. We talked via Zoom about their experience so far and their hopes for the future.
Thomas, a sophomore, and a selection of his work:
Gavin, a sophomore, and a selection of his work:
Rochelle, a first-year student, and a selection of her work:
All three credit the help of Hartford Art School Prof Jeremiah Patterson, who comments at the end of the episode He is a fan of theirs: “They all love to draw,” says Jeremiah, “and if you love to draw, “you’re an immediate buddy.”

1 thought on “Young, gifted and black — 3 art school students on how it’s going

  1. Nice job Maria!. Good luck to the three of them. To bad you did not have 2 more hours to learn more about these three and their views on the overall experiences at Hartford U.

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