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Childrens’ art dedicated at George Ward School

Submitted photo Attending the art installation at George Ward Elementary School are, from left, art teacher Tessa Garver, Mill Creek Mayor Larry Serrett, Principal Rick Sharp and guidance counselor Mark Allen.

MILL CREEK — An installation of four pieces of art done by local youth was presented to Principal Rick Sharp at George Ward Elementary School.

The theme of endangered species presented by art teacher Tessa Garver guided the three upper level students.

Carter Patterson’s burrowing owl was flanked by turtles by Destiny Swecker and endangered flowers by Sierra Byers.

Lilly Blankenship of George Ward Elementary School produced a pointalistic drawing that will also be mounted at the school.

The art pieces are 3-feet-by-4-feet and were produced with funding of the Randolph County Commission and the Snowshoe Foundation.

These and the previous eight pieces of student art in the Elkins parks form the basis of a Childrens’ Art Trail which will extend to at least two additional counties within the next year.

GPS coordinates and descriptions of the youth art can be found on Mountain Arts District’s website: madwv.com under the public art tab.

Mountain Arts District promotes artists and art venues in six counties in north central West Virginia through its online showcase and arts calendar.

The public is encouraged to check out the MAD website and like the Mountain Arts District on Facebook.

The Facebook page gives up to the minute information about local sales, art displays, and events in the area.