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Arts briefs

April 16, 2006

Student wins contest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Eight young artists have been selected as winners in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's annual Youth Art Month Exhibition. Winners were chosen by Charleston photographic artist Bruce Haley.

The Youth Art Month Exhibition, displaying works by 67 West Virginia students, is on display through Monday, April 24, in the Balcony Gallery of the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

Kelsey Hayden, a second-grader at Page Jackson Elementary School in Jefferson County, W.Va., was a winner and also received the judge's special recognition award.

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Other Jefferson County student artists with artwork in the exhibit are North Jefferson Elementary School fourth-grader Jessica Babcock and Jefferson High School seniors Caitlin Beans and Leigh Cassell.

Crafters invited to exhibit

Crafters are invited to participate in Cumberland Valley Chapter Associated Builders & Contractors' outdoor craft show and beef roast Saturday, June 10, at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.

The day will include exhibits, crafts, an auction, music by No Alibi, skydiving if weather permits, food, ice cream, children's equipment rodeo and more.

The seventh annual Jack E. Barr 5-kilometer run at Antietam National Battlefield will precede the event.

For information, call Darlene at 301-739-1190, send a fax to 301-739-1026, or e-mail abccvc@myactv.net.

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