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Library art wall features artists from DPS

Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Dyersburg Primary School art teacher Sarah Caylor Myint poses with budding artists currently showing their work on the Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library. The exhibit - which features artwork by students in kindergarten, first and second grade - was inspired by the works of famous artists, the Navajo Indians and even a popular children's book. The art will be on display through the New Year.
The Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library will feature the talents of Dyersburg Primary School students throughout the holiday season.

And while cotton ball snow scenes and handprint reindeers would have been a cute display from the local youngsters, DPS art teacher Sarah Caylor Myint chose to inspire her budding artists with none other than Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt and Keith Haring.

A selection of artwork with compositions based on a variety of art styles, famous painters, books and cultural traditions is now on display. Over two dozen pieces are arranged on the Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library and will hang there through the New Year.

"(In class,) we talked about an artist or a kind of painting," said Myint, who said her students then created artwork inspired by the lesson. "(On display), we have value landscapes and still-lifes. We have Klimt-inspired spirals. We talked about his Gold Period, so we used gold paint."

The young DPS artists also created colorful artwork based on Navajo weaving and cloth patterns. They were encouraged to experiment with color schemes and subject themes, with art on display even featuring characters based on a popular children's book.

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The artwork of students at Dyersburg Primary School is currently on exhibit on the Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library.
DPS artists featured at the library include kindergarteners Kamara Mitchell, Brian Robertson, Vincent Vu and Launa White; first graders Abrianna Bolden, Mya Cannon, Cortasia Claybrook, Kali Cotton, Victoria Harrod, Amajiona Rice, David Vu and Deimos Waller; second graders Abigail Borden, Jaida Brandon, Braedyn Buckner, Aiden Budde, Lindsey Carrol, Sam Jayroe, Shayla Jones, Jasmine Jordan, Ace Mahaffey, Jack Shanklin, Jayla Thompson and John Allen Walker.

"Come view our artists-to-be," said Myint.

"We are so excited to have these young artists featured on our Art Wall this month," said McIver's Grant Public Library Board member Penny Hearn Law. "The display is a perfect fit for the Christmas season."



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