‘Civility First’ art on display at Coupeville Library

By Eric Wilkinson
(This article and videos were posted at KING5.com on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The Coupeville Library hosted the Civility First art display. The awards presentation is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27.)

Just check your Facebook feed to sense the deepening level of unrest across the country. It seems we are an increasingly polarized people with no peace in sight.

But on one island in Puget Sound, a wave of civility is washing through — bringing communities together.

To students Sharon Sone and Hannah Samuels, art is a critical form of communication.

“You can do so much with it,” said Sharon. “You can make your own fantasy or your own world.”

The world these two Oak Harbor high school students see these days is less fantasy than nightmare — with division, violence, and hatred permeating the headlines.

“I just feel like people could be a little more open-minded to other people’s interpretations of things,” said Hannah.

To that end, the girls created art projects promoting civility in our daily lives.