The Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center (LWGRC) has been siding with students since the day it arrived on campus. The center is home to many student-run initiatives and is an active partner of several student clubs on campus.
However, the advocacy of the LWGRC takes more than one form. In addition to student-run initiatives, the Center is also home to many pieces of student artwork. Whether made at an art workshop or individually donated to the center, the pieces both decorate the center and communicate its mission.
Below, two students who have their art displayed in the Center discuss their motivations in creating their pieces, as well as what they hope students will take away from the pieces after viewing them.
Interviews compiled by Rose Brennan, A&E Editor
Painted by Keishla Monahan, Class of 2021
“Since the piece was going to LWGRC I wanted to center it around their message of women’s empowerment … What I hope people take from this piece is a sense of unity as well as positivity.”
Wtaercolor on watercolor paper
Painted by Ahjane Butler, Class of 2021
“I was really interested in the female form but I wanted to make the piece less realistic (because of my skill. I also really love the idea of unifying the body and nature … I want the viewer to feel a connection to their own self and self-love. I would at least want them to feel inspired to trust [and] embrace their flaws and accept their true selves in whatever way makes them most happy.”