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Young Artists Put Works On Display

A family wanders the art-filled halls Thursday at Ringing Rocks.

A family wanders the art-filled halls Thursday at Ringing Rocks.

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – For two hours Thursday night (April 30, 2009), the Pottsgrove School District‘s Ringing Rocks Elementary School was surely the most color-filled place on the planet … or at least its students thought so.

Hundreds of children and their parents paraded through the halls at Ringing to see wall after wall, and several ceilings, decorated with art projects on which the kids have been working since last September. Ringing was the last of the district’s three elementary schools to conduct its art show this year; Lower Pottsgrove and West Pottsgrove elementaries held theirs earlier in April, as did Pottsgrove Middle School.

During the evening, visitors were introduced to Philadelphia artist Ben Volta, who has been serving as Ringing’s artist-in-residence. He unveiled a mural on which he worked with the school’s fifth-graders, and which drew its themes from the nearby natural rock formations for which the building is named.

Next up: the art work of Pottsgrove High School students. It goes on display next Wednesday (May 6, 2009)from 5-8 p.m. at the high school, 1345 Kauffman Rd.

Artit GETNAME talks about the Ringing fifth-graders mural, while Teresa Keefer (inset), daughter of Lori and Jerry Keefer of Pottstown and a second-grader at Ringing, inspects the results.

Philadelphia artist Ben Volta talks about the Ringing fifth-graders' mural, while Teresa Keefer, daughter of Lori and Jerry Keefer of Pottstown and a second-grader at Ringing, inspects the results.

"That one's mine!," was a sentenced often heard during the art show, as proud students showed their talents to loved ones.

"That one's mine!," was a sentence often heard during the art show, as proud students showed their talents to loved ones.

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