League of Striving Artists

Native artist earns high honors at U of I

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press If any were to argue that the arts aren’t supported in Martin, Rachel Melton would be one of the first to argue otherwise; and she should know, considering her research on rural communities’ presence of the arts just recently gained her a fellowship at the School of Art…

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Bringing art from the classroom to the community

By Sabrina Bates News Producer What began as a love for the arts as a young child has come full circle for a local artist with national accolades. Jason Stout, a 1996 graduate of Westview High School, took his gift of painting to a level that some only dream about. Stout reflects on his attitude…

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