Notre Dame’s diverse student community is filled with different talents, skills and passions. The artistic talent of two of these students, Annie Chang ‘20 and Manasa Sundaram '20, is being recognized by the San Jose Downtown Foundation, who chose their artwork for their Downtown Doors project from a record 200+ submissions from 22 different schools.
Created in 2003, Downtown Doors is a program founded by the San José Downtown Foundation which aims to make the downtown environment lively and animated, while promoting community participation and cultural awareness. Through this program, youth artwork is placed upon usually ignored utility and service doors. The artwork provides food for thought for the public to enjoy, beautifies the city, and prevents graffiti tagging and vandalism. In addition, it provides aspiring artists an outlet to exhibit their work and express their thoughts and ideas. Further, it provides life lessons and real world experience.
Over the last several years, the art of 35 Notre Dame students has been selected for the San Jose Downtown Doors program. Annie and Manasa will be recognized at a celebration at the San Jose Museum of Art in May. (Manasa's artwork is featured below left, Annie's artwork is featured above.)