Expressions Gallery

Visual Arts Entries

2017 Chicago Finalist: Marel Washington: Wendell Phillips Academy
2017 Chicago Finalist: Laura Davalos: Jones College Prep
2017 Chicago Finalist: Jessie Espino: Mather High School
2017 Chicago Finalist: Brittany Alexander: Perspectives High School of Technology
2017 Chicago Finalist: Aryell Cantrell: Providence St. Mel High School
2017 Chicago Finalist: Allana Thompson: Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep
2017 Chicago Finalist: Alicia Wormley: Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep
2017 Chicago Finalist: Alexander Carrion: Aspira Early College High School
2017 St. Louis Finalist: Cynthia Nathan: McCluer High School
2017 St. Louis Finalist: Ida Simone: Metro Academic and Classical High School
2017 St. Louis Finalist: Hailey Harris: University City High School
2017 St. Louis Finalist: Corlynda Graham: East St. Louis High School
2017 St. Louis Finalist: Bryanna Moore: East St. Louis High School
2017 St. Louis Finalist: Angel Jones: East St. Louis High School
2017 St. Louis 1st Place Winner: Myneisha Williams- "Golden Scars" - East St. Louis High School
2017 St. Louis 2nd Place Winner: Patricia Belk- "Hurts like...." - Central Visual and Performing Arts
2017 St. Louis People's Champ: Janasha Paige- "Suicide is not the Answer"- East St. Louis High School
2017 Chicago 1st Place Winner: Ana Mancera- "It's not always what it seems." - Mather High School
2017 Chicago 2nd Place Winner: Alexis Johnson- "True Identity" - Bolingbrook High School
2016 St. Louis Finalist: Zion Mathis: East St. Louis High School
2016 St. Louis Finalist: Tyson Johnson: Grand Center Arts Academy
2016 St. Louis Finalist: Kelenna Williams: University City High School
St. Louis 1st Place Winner: Jasmyn Diggs- "The Eye of the Beholder"- Metro Academic and Classical High School
2016 St. Louis 2nd Place Winner: Keslie Goliday- :"Pieces "- University City High School
2016 Chicago Finalist: Kharin Muhammad- "How to give birth to a God"- Percy L. Julian High School
2016 Chicago Finalist: Jerry Espino: "Drug Abuse" - Amundsen High School
2016 Chicago Finalist: Rebecca Rivera- "Teach Condom Sense" - Prosser Career Academy
2016 Chicago Finalist: Julius Nash- "Free Yourself"- Bloom High School
2016 Chicago 2nd Place Winner: Kyle Reese- "Insults only hold you back"- Thornton Fractional South High School
2016 Chicago 1st Place Winner: Javier Gutierrez- "Rough Love" - Reavis High School

2017 Expressions Challenge Activities

Check out what we did in 2017!

It was a great night to celebrate our youth!
Our 2017 St. Louis Walgreens Expressions Winners!
Myneisha Williams , Our 1st place Visual Arts winner in St. Louis!
Patricia Belk, Our 2nd place Visual Arts winner in St. Louis!
Kyra Alexander, Our 1st place Creative Writing winner in St. Louis!
Mariah Ruff, Our 2nd place Creative Writing winner in St. Louis!
Darren Allen, Our 1st place Media Arts Winner in St. Louis!
Benjamin Shostak, Our 2nd place Media Arts Winner in St. Louis!
Our People's Champ Janasha Paige from St. Louis!
Our motivational speaker Koran Bolden!
Our other Emcee Venton Blandin!
One of our Emcees Carol Daniel!
Fredbird joining our Walgreens Team!
Grabbing a bite to eat before the show begins!
Fredbird hanging out with our guest!
Getting ready to celebrate our 2017 St. Louis Expressions winners!
It was a great night to celebrate our youth!
Our motivational speaker Ashton Clark!
Our Emcee Dawn Hasbrouck from Fox News!
Our People's Champ Javier Basabe from World Language High School
Kirsten Ceralde, Our 1st place Media Arts Winner in Chicago!
Shakayla Woods & Indiah Bankhead, Our 2nd place Media Arts winners in Chicago!
Tyreik Hampton, Our 1st place Creative Writing Winner in Chicago
Garrett Miller, Our 2nd place Creative Writing winner in Chicago!
Ana Mancera, Our 1st place Visual Art winner in Chicago!
Alexis Johnson, Our 2nd place Visual Arts winner in Chicago!
Our 2017 Chicago Expressions Challenge Winners!
Packed house to celebrate the students!
Getting ready for our 2017 Expressions Challenge Chicago finalist to arrive!
Morgan Park H.S. Visit
Morgan Park H.S. Visit
SouthShore International College Fair
SouthShore International College Fair
Richard High School College Fair
Richard High School College Fair
Confluence Academy School Visit!
Confluence Academy School Visit!
George Washington High School Visit
Excel Academy Southwest
Gateway Visit!
Gwendolyn Brooks School Visit
Gwendolyn Brooks School Visit
Presenting to students @ Harlan High School
Working on some entries!
Expressions @ Harlan High School
Expressions @ Clyde C. Miller
Expressions @ Clyde C. Miller
Expressions at the Chicago Football Classic
Teens signing up!
Some even working on entries on the spot!
Artwork up and ready!
Some Spoken Word!
Teens helping us set up the art gallery
Our Raffle prize winners!
Teens leave their mark!
Visiting ASM @ South Shore International H.S.
Visiting ASM @ South Shore International H.S.
Visiting ASM @ South Shore International H.S.
Visiting ASM @ Dvorak Park
Visiting ASM @ Dvorak Park
Visiting ASM @ Dvorak Park
Visiting ASM @ Dvorak Park
Visiting ASM @ Impact Center
Visiting ASM @ Impact Center
Visiting ASM @ Impact Center
Visiting the KROC Center
Visiting the KROC Center
Visiting ASM @ The Lutz Center
Visiting ASM @ Phalanx Family Services
Visiting ASM @ Phalanx Family Services
Visiting ASM @ Solario H.S.
Visiting ASM @ Solario H.S.
Visiting ASM @ Solario H.S.
Expressions @ the Bud Billiken Parade
Expressions @ the Bud Billiken Parade
Expressions @ the Bud Billiken Parade

2016 - 2017 Expressions Challenge

2016 was another great year and 2017 is off to a great start as well! Check out what we’ve been up to!

Our Chicago 2017 Art Gallery!
Our St. Louis 2017 Art Gallery!
Soldan International Studio- Teacher Tribute Kim Kelly!
Soldan International Studio- Teacher Tribute Kim Kelly!
Percy L. Julian High School- Teacher Tribute Katheryn McNulty!
George Washington High School- Teacher Tribute Mary Rossi
George Washington High School- Teacher Tribute Mary Rossi
Presenting the Certificate to Ms. Rossi!
Grand Center Arts Academy- Teacher Tribute Ginger O'Donnel!
Kenwood Academy- Teacher Tribute Todd Osborne!
Kenwood Academy- Teacher Tribute Todd Osborne!
Rainbow Push Headquarters
Our Winners with Rev. Jesse Jackson
Javier Gutierrez and Gabrielle Barrett at Rainbow Push Headquarters!
2016 St. Louis Winners!
Walgreens Executive John Gremer
Keynote Speaker Tony Thompson
2016 St. Louis Award Ceremony
2016 St. Louis Award Ceremony Speaker: Keith Brooks
All of our 2016 St. Louis Winners!
St. Louis Cardinal's Club Welcomes Walgreens Expressions Winners
2016 St. Louis Award Ceremony
2016 St. Louis Award Ceremony
2016 St. Louis Multimedia 2nd Place Winner: Joi McClain
2016 St. Louis Visual Arts 1st Place Winner: Jasmyn Diggs
2016 St. Louis Multimedia 1st Place Winners: Kane, Austin, John, & Dane
Interacting with the students
Giving their acceptance speech
Chicago Visual Arts Finalists
Javier looking very happy winning First Place- Visual Arts
Kyle Reese receiving his award!
Gabrielle Barrett receiving her award!
2016 Chicago Winners!
2016 Chicago People's Champion
2016 Chicago Award Ceremony
100 Black Men College Fair
100 Black Men College Fair
100 Black Men College Fair
Dundee Crown High School School Visit
Visiting the Schools!
Posters heading out!
Engaging with Students!
Spreading the Word!
Chicago Launch Party Attendees.
Chicago artist Saba being interviewed by Dawn Hasbrouck from Fox 32.
Saba chatting with a few Launch Party attendees.
Our winner of the Chance The Rapper Magnificent Coloring Day tickets!
The wonderful team! Saba, Peggy Austin, William Ugalde, Asia Ashley, DJ Moon Dawg, Edo, Rufio, Walgreens Manager Bassim Warrior and Karen Goodar
Edo chatting with a few of the students.
St. Louis Launch Party
JGE and Students.
JGE during out Q&A.
2015 1st Place Winner Darius Hall.
Attentive crowd.
Socializing at the event.
Walgreens Team!
Group Photo!
Getting everyone on Board