Gabriel DaSilva has liked drawing since he was in first grade in Brazil; but when he came to the US, his passion for art grew even more. He believes that art is a way of expressing feelings; art is therapy for making people feel good about their thinking. Art is international. You can see a painting from any other place or country without knowing the meaning behind it, but you are able to translate it into your “language” just by seeing, not speaking.
From various sources and contributors, assembled by Lynn Ditchfield and Shari Geistfeld for MVDC Education Committee -special thanks to Dr. Thelma Hart Johnson of ASALH, A Long Talk, and Seeing White on MV offered by the Racial Justice/Human Dignity Committee of We Stand Together/ Estamos Todos Juntos.