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Students Celebrate Art with Vibrant and Colorful Works in Historic Downtown Bristol

January 09, 2014

The Arts and Entertainment District is hosting the 3rd Annual Student Art Gallery in Downtown Bristol. In an effort to “Cultivate Bristol’s Creativity,” the district has 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.

"Downtown Bristol always celebrates the wealth of artistic talent we have in our community – and young artists are no exception,” says Sarah Tollie, member of the Arts & Entertainment Committee. “I helped to hang one of the shows last year and was incredibly impressed with the abilities of every student. I look forward to seeing more of that talent in this new year!"

Each school or group that participates has a month-long period to display their students’ art in the space. The third gallery of art went up on January 6, showcasing works by students from Anderson Elementary School. Jeff Blackburn’s young artists – ranging from kindergarten to 6th grade – have created a diversity of works, including pieces inspired by Gothic stained glass, seasonal-themed scarecrows and snow globes, still lifes, abstract color studies, landscapes, perspective drawings, and works influenced by the art of Eric Carle.

Artwork by the students from Anderson Elementary School will be on display at the Hayes Furniture Building until February 3, 2014.

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.