Celebrations – 04

In Spring 2021, Richmond Food Stories collaborated with students from McKay Elementary’s Grade 6/7 classes to create an art work series for “Eating in the Time of COVID-19.” By engaging students to reflect on pandemic experiences through art, each young artist produced a unique illustration in response to the following prompts: How have you celebrated special occasions during COVID-19? What was it like to go grocery shopping when the pandemic first started? How has home cooking and eating changed for your family since the pandemic?

“Covid, also known as the Coronavirus, was a hard time for many people. Many people lost their jobs, had to wear masks, and weren’t able to visit each other to reduce the spread of Covid.
I created this piece called “Celebrating Special Occasions During Covid-19“. It shows a girl on a Zoom meeting with her friends because people communicated like that during Covid.”

— McKay Elementary, Grade 6 student

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