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Junior Art at the Art Museum

Junior Art at the Springfield Art Museum
News & Leader, July 28, 1957, page C-2

One hundred Springfield youngsters completed junior art classes at the Art Museum last week, and on Friday entertained their parents, other relatives and friends at an open house and display of their work. In the photo at left, Educational Curator Bob Johnson, right, receives from seven-year-old Mike Roper one of several clay dragons made by Mike during the summer classes, while his mother, Mrs. Don Roper, looks on. Standing beside Mike is Tommy Abney, Jr., displaying a portrait of Jesus which he painted. Standing beside Tommy, at center in the picture, is his mother, Mrs. Laura Abney In the photo at right, Jeanie Stonestreet, whose grandmother, Mrs. Joe Sheppard, is pointing to a water color which is Jeanie’s work. Seated beside Jeanie is Patricia Sheppard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sheppard, Jr., Susan Stonestreet, Jeanie’s sister, and John Simmons, Drury student and instructor of the watercolor class, are standing at right. All of the pictures and other work visible in the background in both photographs are the work of the young artists.

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