For art’s sake: Students share their talent in ‘Treasures’

By M. Scott Morris/NEMS Daily Journal



Young artists will get to shine during the upcoming “Shared Treasures” exhibit at the GumTree Museum of Art.
Student work will be on display from Tuesday to April 29. The Daily Journal will sponsor an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
“We’re going to have cupcakes, punch, sweet treats, all of that good stuff,” said Kit Stafford, museum director.
If you visit, you’ll find a variety of art created by Tupelo Public School District students from kindergarten to sixth grade.
Approximately 350 different works of art will be on display.
“This is a sampling of the work and projects they’ve done over the year,” Stafford said.
Work will be featured from Milam, Lawndale, Carver, Church Street, Lawhon,
Parkway, Rankin, Thomas Street, Pierce Street and Joyner schools.
“We’ll have 2-D and 3-D, as well,” Stafford said.
You might be surprised by the talent and imagination put to use by the students. Stafford said the exhibit gives artistically inclined kids a chance to showcase their abilities.
“For students that love and are excited by art, it’s a platform and an opportunity to be acknowledged,” Stafford said. “It’s a great self-esteem builder for them.”
Plus, it looks really cool.

Contact M. Scott Morris at (662) 678-1589 or scott.morris@journalinc.com.