A student artist that recently graduated from the Kirksville High School (KHS) Class of 2020, Sedrict-Roy Obi-Tabot, is preparing to head off to the Kansas City Art Institute for Fall 2020 classes. Sedrict recently reached out to the Kirksville Arts Association (KAA) stating that he wanted to give something back to the community that he felt supported him, and offered to donate one of his paintings. The KAA welcomed his donation, which can currently be seen at the Sue Ross Arts Center (SRAC) where it is proudly displayed in the front window for the public to enjoy!
The KAA appreciates and wants to thank Sedrict for his donation. The title of Sedrict’s work is “COVID” and features the faces of many different people, some with masks, and some without masks. When asked about the inspiration for the piece, Sedrict indicated that with all the different colors of faces, and all the different things going on in the world today that people disagree about—COVID-19 has attacked all of us the same.
The KAA wishes Sedrict the best as he begins his new endeavor at the Kansas City Art Institute this fall, and is excited to see what the future holds for this talented young artist! Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/KirksvilleArts to stay up-to-date on all KAA news and events.