“An Uncommon Journey to Diversity” Exhibit at the West Valley JCC [VIDEO]

Rick Hyman was inspired to paint his family history when he found 300 black and white photos from the early 1900s in a relative’s drawer. Hyman and his wife, Ronda, interpreted their experience into a book, “My Texas Family: An Uncommon Journey to Prosperity.”

Last fall, Hyman taught students at Taft High School, the Woodland Hills Academy and the New Community Jewish School in the Valley, and Fremont High School in South L.A. how to research their heritage. The project, “An Uncommon Journey to Diversity” was displayed at the Jewish Community Center at Milken in West Hills. Their paintings expressed family and cultural traditions through art.