Madison Olszewski, a student at Menasha High School, has been selected to have her art be part of an exhibit displayed in Sarasota, FL through a non-profit group called, Embracing Our Differences. This organization uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family.
Madi's piece titled, "A Mile in My Shoes" was one of 50 chosen from 17,912 entries from 123 countries, 47 states and 423 schools around the world. Her piece will be showcased in the 19th annual exhibit, January 15 through April 10, in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park. The exhibit consists of 50 billboard-sized works of art, each accompanied by an inspirational quote. Her art can be viewed at Embracing Our Differences.org,, along with a short video of Madi explaining her inspiration and creative thought process. You can view Madi’s video here.
Madi's art work was also chosen as the cover for the school's annual catalog.
There was also a national segment on PBS talking about the exhibit: The link for the PBS
Segment is here.
Congratulations to Madi, and to all of the educators, mentors, and artists who inspired her along the way!
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