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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Rosewood Students Make News

Rock Hill, SC-- Students from Rosewood Elementary School have recently
learned what it means to celebrate creativity, New Orleans Style. This
past weekend, their efforts and creativity were honored and celebrated by
Art Educators from around the nation.

Christen Phifer, the art teacher at Rosewood Elementary School responded to
a call for artwork from Artsonia -- the online art museum where
the schools display their artwork -- asking teachers to instruct a lesson
on the city of New Orleans and then submit their student artwork to a
new exhibit titled "New Orleans: Feast for the Eyes". Topics could include
everything from spicy Cajun food to the mystery of the voodoo
beliefs. "We had a lot of fun coming up with unique ideas for the exhibit
after learning about a city so rich in culture, history and the arts,"
said Phifer.

The exhibit was first unveiled in New Orleans at the National Art Education
Association (NAEA) Convention. This year's "New Orleans: Feast
for the Eyes" exhibit sets a new record, becoming the largest collection of
student artwork dedicated to the City of New Orleans. More than
10,000 pieces are now on display, bringing to life all that makes up the
New Orleans history, culture, architecture, traditions, celebrations and
livelihood (

"As Art Educators, we are inspired on a daily basis by our own students'
creativity. Viewing a collection of 10,000 pieces honoring a city so
rich in arts and culture has been a refreshing and inspiring addition to
our convention this year," said Bonnie Rushlow, NAEA President.

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