Through Our Young Eyes: A View of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the King Holiday Observance, come and view the Empire State Dr. King Essay and Fine Arts Display. The exhibit will be displayed during the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Observance on January 16, 2017.

Each year, students are invited to submit essays and artwork based on Dr. King's 6 Principles of Nonviolence. The students could choose from a few different categories such as painting, drawing, sculpting and photography. At last year's Observance, more than 4,000 pieces, representing entries from 240 schools statewide were submitted and displayed.

The concept of the display is:

  • To encourage students to learn more about Dr. King, his nonviolent philosophy and its application to current issues.
  • To introduce students to the concept and methodology of Dr. King's "Six Principles and Steps of Nonviolence."
  • To encourage students to examine current concerns and offer creative solutions using nonviolent means.
  • To encourage the development and utilization of creative skills in the arts as a means of illustrating change.
  • To empower students to pursue change through nonviolent methods.

For information on how your school can participate, download the 2017 art display flyer, or please call 1-518-474-4759. All entries are due December 2, 2016.