The 8th Annual Art That Touches Your Heart (ATTYH) was held at Wichita State’s Rhatigan Student Center on Feb. 22 & 23.
ATTYH Program Director Aaron Profit showcased dancers, singers and poets. Teen Jayda Kelly received a standing ovation for her original poem during the two-day event.
The featured art was African Artifacts by Mohammed Sharif, former WSU basketball player Kelly Pete.
This year’s inductees into the Black Educators Hall of Fame were: Cheryl McFarthing, Lavonta Williams, Brenda Nunley, Julius McLaurian, Renette Johnson, Gloria McAfee and Johnathan Wells, Sandra Rankin, Janice Mills, Clarence Wesley, Terry Guidry and Augusta Gooch.
WSU's Office of Diversity helped sponsor the evening.
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Hall of fame honorees and individuals accepting in honor of an honoree: (Back L-R)Lavonta Williams, Cheryl McFarthing, Brenda Nunley, Sandra Rankin, Rip Gooch (Front L-R) Anita Guidry, Jewel McLaurian and Charles McAfee
Art That Touches Your Heart Founder Janice Thacker with Beau Scholar Deron Dudley and Delia Shropshire.
Carl Nickles and Sandra Nickles attended the exhibit with (C) granddaughter Kennedy Hope.
Art wasn’t the only thing on display; Kalene Blanton and Deiondre Teagle performed during the reception.
Jayda Kelly received a standing ovation when she performed her original poem.
Anthony Dozier shows his artwork.
Robert Love holds poster of his brother Rudy’s documentary “This is Love.”