City of San Antonio, TX

01/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/12/2021 10:09

Bernal Middle School Student Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s Citywide Art Contest

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SAN ANTONIO (January 12, 2021) - The City of San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture and Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission today announced that Yesenia Morin's artwork titled 'It Takes All of Us' is the winner of the commission's sixth annual Citywide Art Contest. Morin's entry will be used as the visual representation of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Virtual March.
Morin, an 11-year-old student at Northside Independent School District's Bernal Middle School, created her artwork using computer graphics and digital illustrations. Using Procreate, an art application, Morin's art piece depicts people of all races and ethnicities holding hands in unity with the San Antonio skyline and the 2021 theme of #WeRiseUpforJustice behind them. The artwork was selected by a panel based on its concept, artistic imagery, visual presentation and originality.
'Many times, it is our youth that leads the way to stand up for justice and what is right,' said District 2 City Councilwoman Andrews-Sullivan. 'Yesenia's artwork serves as a reminder that we all must work together to make positive change in our community and beyond. This is a message that is important now, more than ever.'

Since 1987, the City of San Antonio has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an annual series of events leading up to one of the largest marches in the country. To learn more about 2021 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Virtual March and events, visit SanAntonio.gov/MLK.