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Students’ work decorates trees for JCA exhibit

Banks students decorated a tree with lightbulb-inspired ornaments for one of the themed trees on display now at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Other trees are decorated with replicas of famous paintings includes “The Scream” originally painted by Edvard Munch.

Banks students decorated a tree with lightbulb-inspired ornaments for one of the themed trees on display now at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Other trees are decorated with replicas of famous paintings includes “The Scream” originally painted by Edvard Munch.

Schools around Pike County have decorated the Johnson Center for the Arts (JCA) with Christmas trees for the holiday season.

Pike County Schools, Troy City Schools and private school in Pike County all participated.

The tallest tree, towering at 20 feet, displays decorations from all three schools in the Troy City Schools System.

“You can really see the development of art in this tree,” said JCA Director Vickie Pritchett. “You have the small, simple ornaments from the elementary students, some more detailed ornaments from the middle school and then you see the advanced art from the high school students.”

Themes range from ornaments made of recycled materials on the tree decorated by Covenant Christian students and sponsored by KW Plastics to recreations of famous paintings created by Charles Henderson High School art students.