Meridian, Mississippi The Division of Education and the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education sponsored an "Arts Are Core" gallery event at MSU-Meridian Thursday afternoon.
Students from several area schools displayed pieces of their artwork for the public to view. Students from the Meridian Symphony Association's string program also played music during the event. This event helps to promote the growth of artists in the area.
"It makes people aware that this is an integral part that it adds to education, and it also is an opportunity to showcase those students who excel in art," said Dr. Julia Porter, the Division Head of Education at MSU Meridian.
Meridian artist Greg Cartmell also talked about his creative process to produce a painting while he was actually painting it.