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Carousel-themed art created for Carousel School
By Robert Jackson, Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2014, 20:27

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A trio with a love for art and children came together to benefit a local pre-K school, The Carousel School, and as a group, they produced colorful artwork designed to bring additional life and excitement to the school and its children.

Dena Judge, Naomi Bivins and local teen Weslie Burt produced 16 large pencil drawings of carousel horses, a couple of poster sized drawings and several smaller drawings in black and white but mostly color.

“Shalonda (Thompson) is good at what she does and the school is special,” Judge said. “She has a heart for what she does.”

What Thompson does is manage the school as its director.

Judge said the children at the school are “special children, special” and “she wanted to help.”

Consequently, Judge came up with the idea of drawing a few colorful carousel animals for the school to put up on its walls. The few became 16 primary works and other small and much larger ones.

Judge said she is an amateur in the area of arts and crafts, but she explained that she and Burt focused on the task - and all three women are proud of what they produced.

“The kids and Shalonda have a special place in my heart,” Judge said. “She really works wonderfully with children.”

Judge said she didn’t do much and credited the energy she received from “Naomi and Wendy,” for what was done.

“Everybody likes carousel horses,” she said. “They are pretty and cute.”

(Full story in the Ashley News Observer)