The Music in Me

“Don’t ever forget that what you love is part of who you are.” The onset of the pandemic causes a young person to lose enthusiasm for what she loves the most, but her sister helps her find the music.

A Mile in thier Shoes

This filmmaker advises the audience to not judge others until you’ve “walked a mile in their shoes.”

I Am Not Alone

A young woman battles the “monster” of her thoughts by reaching out for help.

Shoes to Fill

Using splitscreen editing, this film illustrates some possible signs of suicide in contrast to more healthy behavior.

A New Hope

This film that shares the experiences of students returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep Swimming

“This film is meant to capture an experience and feeling shared by many when transitioning back to a normal schedule. Change is uncomfortable, even if it’s for the better.”

Warm Embrace

“Warm Embrace is an artwork I created where there are two people coming together for a hug and there is a caring moment between the two.”

The Eyes

“My piece is about the feeling of vulnerability and social anxiety, about how it feels for me when I try to pass off that I’m fine and how I feel like anything I do, people will judge me, as if all eyes are on me.”

Growing Flower Tree

“During the transition of coming back to school (in-person), I felt I lost my sense of balance which set me and my plants to wilt and burn a bit. Something that helped me bring back hope for the future was speaking affirmative words and phrases before leaving home and starting anything new.”

The Golden Fields

“The meaning of the piece represents prejudice and stereotypes always following the individual in the portrait, the individual being Hispanic and Latino. Instead of letting these stereotypes control their life the person keeps walking through the twists and turns of life’s road.”