Students create art for museum exhibit

by Sarah Fay Campbell

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Students Lauren Riles, Grace Foster, Samantha Olvey and Anne Miller pose with teacher Bette Hickman at the reception for students at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum. 


One of the displays at the “Victory at All Costs” exhibit at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum on Jackson Street in Newnan revolves around hats.

For the Homefront Hats and Shoes exhibit, a few hats from the World War II era are on display, along with several drawings of period hats and shoes.

The drawings were done by the Young Artists of Coweta County. Recently, a reception was held for the students and their parents at the museum.

Many of the students dressed up for the event, and several moms were adorned in lavish hats. World War II-era refreshments were served.

In their art classes, “We did a lot of research on the hats and shoes,” said instructor Bette Hickman. She brought the students over to the museum and felt the exercise really helped them "understand how connected art is to history.”

“Connecting it to history was really an eye opener for them,” she said. “We had a lot of fun doing this.”



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