Artist: Amber Tracy
From: Rochester, NY
Details: 12x30in, acrylic paint on wood board
Artist Statement: As the art teacher for Mary McLeod Bethune School 45 in the inner city of Rochester, I find joy in working with the children of our city. This is an easy way to give back to the community I seek to serve and have grown to love dearly over my past four years with the district. The most satisfying and empowering experience is helping create the magic of learning - the moment where the lightbulb turns on and growth begins to happen. That is why we teach - to comfort, support, guide, and love our students - so they can find their way in the world.