SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced that high school student Shelby Henderson’s artwork titled “No Matter Race Everyone is Equal” is the winner of the commission’s eighth annual Citywide Art Contest. This comes after they received a record number of 60 submissions.
Shelby Henderson's entry will be used as the representation of the 36th Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration which will take place in person on Monday.
“I’m really honored and grateful to have this opportunity to showcase my artwork, and visually express the meaning of everyone being equal, no matter what race,” said Henderson. “For inspiration, I looked to the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which to me expressed his want for change, his want for rights for people that should already have their God-given rights.”
Henderson is a 15-year-old student at the IDEA Burke College Prep that created her digital artwork using computer graphics.