UNC Charlotte Art Students Honor Virginia Tech Victims

Art students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte have used gray, black and white to paint the faces of the 32 victims of the Virginia Tech shootings.

The Charlotte students did the tribute portraits as a final project. The work will be displayed an art gallery on the Charlotte campus through August First.

Forty-year-old Tiffany Fox graduated from Virginia Tech in 1989 and is studying at U-N-C Charlotte to become an art teacher. She says the shootings were "horrifying."

U-N-C Charlotte professor Michael Simpson assigned students an interpretive work focusing on a political issue affecting the human condition.

The seven students had already started when the shootings happened. They started over, researching the victims, looking at pictures and reading their stories.


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