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Student Art Brightens the New Year in Downtown Bristol

January 07, 2013

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 fourth student gallery of art went up on January 3, showcasing vibrant charcoal and pastel drawings from 3rd and 4th grade students at Highland View and Stonewall Jackson Elementary Schools.

Barbara Niemczak of Artistic Excellence and Art in Public Places is excited to see the downtown highlighting local children in the arts: “Encouraging and complimenting student art through an exhibit is important in that it helps the young people develop a positive self-image and shows them that their talent and creativity matter.”

Artwork by Highland View and Stonewall Jackson Elementary School students will be on display until January 31, 2013.

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