Shanequa Gay Art

Oglethorpe University students make artful move toward diversity

ERIC STURGIS, April 12, 2019

A group of Oglethorpe University student leaders wanted to leave a lasting image to improve diversity on their campus.

The painting “La Pieta,” by Georgia State University Alum Shanequa Gay, is of an African American mother holding her son. The painting is meant to spotlight African American mothers whose sons have been killed in controversial police shootings and other racially-charged incidents.