Student artwork displayed at MSU in response to Flint Water Crisis

Posted at 7:19 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 07:19:14-05

High school students from both Lansing and Flint showcased their artwork at the Broad Art Museum Saturday.

The collaborative effort is called "Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint."

The work featured students from Everett High School in Lansing and Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint.

One Flint teacher says the work gives her student and herself more strength.

"It’s empowering the kids, but it's also empowering me,” said Jessyca Mathews, a teacher in Flint. “It keeps me strong in the environment that we're in, there's a lot of despair in so many different ways but if we find things to empower ourselves, we won't allow ourselves to be weak."

The collaboration took four months to complete.

The work will be on display at the Broad Art Museum through April 23rd.