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Gallery displays school students' art

December 12, 2009

The smiles and sparkling eyes of the students were as radiant as their exhibited art titled "All Things Bright and Beautiful" at the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery on Nov. 8.

Mt. Aetna Adventist Elementary School students were invited by Ron Lytle, gallery founder, to participate in a display of elementary school art at his gallery at 4 W. Franklin St. during November. On Nov. 8, the students were invited to a reception in their honor and were thrilled at seeing their work framed on the walls.

"I was happy to see my art hanging up," said Jonathan Pride, a fourth-grader. "It was like a real art show! And I liked seeing other people's art even more than I liked looking at mine."

"Mr. Lytle has seen the need for children to express themselves and develop their creativity through art, and has developed a wonderful avenue for that to happen," said Kandace Zollman, principal of Adventist Elementary. "The concept of 'emerging art' that he emphasizes gives us all cause to sit up and take notice. Our children are our future, and it is our privilege as a community to help them develop their gifts and be the best they can be."

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Students Jennifer Harvey, Siera Eklund, Allison Calhoun, Tyler Milam and Ben Williams painted the storefront window scenes.

The gallery will continue to exhibit school art, along with its regular display of the professional art of area artists, giving students the opportunity to study different artistic styles.

"I liked seeing the different kinds of art that everyone did," remarked sixth-grader Jade Draper. "There was a big variety, and art shows what people feel. I learned more about my friends by looking at their art."

The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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