The Colfax Ave. Utility Project
Public Installation Commemorating the History of the Stonewall Uprising
Students from the East High School National Arts Honor Society installed art on Colfax Avenue in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City that launched the modern era campaign for LGBTQ rights. The project is in conjunction with the Colfax Ave Business Improvement District (BID) and The Center on Colfax.
Working with The Center’s LGBTQ History Project, students learned about various aspects of LGBTQ civil rights history and the history of Stonewall. Inspired by The Center’s recent history exhibit about Stonewall and the activism it inspired, students created collages working with artist Adrienne Norris from Afro Triangle Designs.
The students’ artwork is displayed along Colfax Avenue. The artwork will also be displayed in the lobby of The Center on Colfax as part of the Stonewall 50 project.
Below, explore the art produced by students at East High School and the significant LGBTQ historical events that inspired their work. Click on the image or title for larger images and more information.
You can read more about this community project on our blog.