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Artistic footprints

March 05, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.

Several Berkeley County students have left their artistic footprints on display this month.

Martinsburg High School's Air Force ROTC unit cleaned out excess uniform parts and somehow ended up with a trash can full of unmatched shoes.

So art teacher Karen Barrett inspired students to turn trash into art.

Some of those discarded shoes are part of the Berkeley County High School Youth Art Month Exhibit at The Arts Centre in downtown Martinsburg.

Also on display are clay pottery, wire sculpture, recycled cardboard sculpture, alphabet projects, carved foam, pastel and charcoal drawings, and habitats for rubber ducks, Barrett says. One student created a stage for "Disco Duck."

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The exhibit features about 125 pieces by students from Hedgesville, Musselman and Martinsburg high schools.

An opening reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at The Arts Centre in The Federal Building, 300 W. King St. The public can meet the artists and teachers.

Regular viewing hours for the exhibit are 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Friday, March 31.

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