New River Gorge area students invited to celebrate region’s spring wildflowers through art

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The Fayette Tribune

“Flame Azalea,” a copper and wire sculpture created by then-ninth grader Anna Ide at Midland Trail School, was selected for the Best in Show Award at the 2018 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest.
(Submitted photo from National Park Service)

GLEN JEAN, W.Va.  — Nature can be a great inspiration for students on many fronts.

Local students can celebrate their creativity and interest in nature through the Youth Arts in the Parks 2019 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest. The annual contest and spring art exhibition allows students to serve as community leaders and raise awareness of Appalachia’s natural diversity and parks.

The students’ works will inspire community connections to local ecology and outdoor stewardship. Some students will also have the opportunity to explore the business of art and its role in economic development.

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