Healy-Murphy student Amber Medina has won the City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s inaugural artwork contest for the 2016 citywide MLK Day commemoration.
Here is what the City of San Antonio said about the contest:
The winning piece, “Let Freedom Ring,” will be used as the visual representation of the 2016 theme: “King Week San Antonio: Uniting Communities to Advance Humanity.” Medina is a 14-year-old student at the Healy-Murphy Center in San Antonio. She entered the contest with the guidance and encouragement of her art teacher, Mr. Nick Rios (pictured here).
“In a world of chaos and social injustice, in a world of inequalities where not all lives matter, my art titled ‘Let Freedom Ring,’ is a call to all to be on fire for freedom and justice for all,” said Medina.
As the winning artist, Medina will receive public recognition as the creator of the official 2016 commemoration artwork, and receive two all-access passes to all Official 2016 MLK, Jr. Commission events. Medina was selected by a panel of community judges that included local artists, as well as representatives from the Commission, the City of San Antonio and Sinclair Broadcast Group – the Commission’s official television media partner.
“Amber’s winning artwork not only conveys the spirit of Dr. King’s principles, but of the Commission’s theme of ‘Uniting Communities to Advance Humanity.’ We are proud to showcase the artwork of this talented, young local artist as part of King Week 2016,” said Brandon Logan, Chair of the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.
For more information on the contest and the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission click here.