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Student Art Brightens the Fall Days in Downtown Bristol

November 01, 2012

The Arts and Entertainment District is hosting the 2nd Annual Student Art Display in Downtown Bristol. In an effort to “Cultivate Bristol’s Creativity,” we have invited the local schools to help us beautify our community by providing art to decorate the front windows of the former Hayes Furniture Building on State Street.

Each school that participates will have a month-long display period to present their students’ art in the space. Our second student gallery of art went up on November 1, showcasing vibrant works in a variety of styles and mediums from the 7th and 8th grade art students of Vance Middle School.

"Art is for everyone," said Sylvia Musgrove, director of Kil'n Time Contemporary Ceramics studio. "It's a healthy sign of a thriving community when you see children, students, and professional artists being celebrated all together. Creativity is a necessary component in everything – education, business, commerce, growth – and seeing the students' work in the center of the downtown is a great reminder of where art belongs in our lives."

Artwork by the Vance Middle School students will be on display until November 30.

For more information, please contact René Rodgers at Believe in Bristol at 276-644-9700, rrodgers@believeinbristol.org, or visit the website at www.believeinbristol.org.