Daren Buchanan, Scholarship Recipient

  • Communications
  • October 30, 2017

darren-buchanan

Harper plays an integral role in my development as an interdisciplinary artist. 

I believe my art can bring social change. I realize that art is a powerful platform for activism. As a musician, I have written numerous songs addressing the violence in Chicago. My lyrics advocate peace, equality and respect between genders and positive lifestyle choices.

As an aspiring fashion designer, I plan to use my brand as a platform to promote individuality and social responsibility. 

As an aspiring fine artist, I want to use various mediums to evoke emotion and create discourse that reflects numerous perspectives while shining light on the various conflicts of our time. 

The beauty of it all is that fashion, music and art have always been interconnected. Thus, my goals are very achievable if I conduct a great deal of planning and focus on execution. 

Donate on Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2017) to help students like Darren Buchanan realize their dreams. Learn more at harpercollege.edu/givingtuesday.