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Artist Ted Ellis (Wikipedia)

To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the Port Arthur Library is inviting students to collaborate with artist Ted Ellis. This educational mini-workshop Saturday, Sept. 5, from 2-4 p.m. will be an interactive time to engage each student and teach the value of the arts. This will also be a time of encouragement for students to be creative and broaden their imagination. Ellis and students will design one large mural together by the end of the workshop.

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Some artists paint to express themselves or as a form of therapy— to get out feelings trapped inside. Others use art as a path to immortality, using their works to carry on their own names. Ken Pridgeon paints to immortalize others — fallen soldiers who not only fought and died for their country, but were also mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, daughters and sons mourned by their families.

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