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Murfreesboro city hall featuring art from young artists

on Tuesday,January 11,2011 20:01

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Many creative children have dreams of displaying their art to the world, but lack the outlets to showcase their talent. School administrators from Rutherford County, Tennessee, are working to give students the opportunity to express themselves and support the arts.

Recently, the second annual "Arts for Education" program was held to celebrate the international community, according to the Murfreesboro Post. The contest was sponsored by the Nissan North American and the Business Education Partnership (BEP) at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Together, the groups asked K-12 students to submit their artwork to fit to the theme, "The World Around Us."

Out of the entries, 53 pieces were chosen to be featured in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda. All of the works varied, ranging from photography to paintings.

"We are excited about the excellent quality of the art these students submitted," Lee Rennick, BEP Executive Director, told the news source. "Rutherford County has a wealth of creativity in our students, and these works are evidence of their inspiration and skill."

Employment of artists is projected to increase by 12 percent over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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