MLK Portrait Program Auction
The MLK Portrait Project was inspired by the work of EEA teacher Kenneth Jackson to engage talented student artists across the East End of Long Island to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by working together in unity. Each contributor creates an individual part that ultimately becomes a whole. Every panel style is different, yet they all fit together.
100% of The MLK Portrait Project Auction proceeds support the EEA's Art Scholarship Fund to support the pursuit of higher education in the arts to those in need.
2021 Portraits are 4'X4' mosaic, consisting of individually created 12"X12" panels in mostly acrylic. This year's inaugural project featured 6 powerful portraits, each containing 16 panels created by 8 local high schools. Every student participant was given a panel or two of the mosaic portrait to create their individual canvas. Most completed portraits were a combination of two high schools.
Participating high school's included: Rocky Point, Mount Sinai, Shelter Island, Riverhead, Southampton, Center Moriches, Eastport-South Manor, and Greenport.
*Auction bidding opens on May 10, 2021