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By Cindy Sullivan

The art students of Legacy Scholars Academy, a Volusia County public school on the campus of Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, present their artwork for exhibit at the Enterprise Museum during the month of May. The exhibit runs Thursday, May 5, through Saturday, May 28.

The student artists have been working diligently all school year on their creations and are very excited to share their artwork with the community. The work exhibited is the result of the students’ immense creativity, perseverance and dedication.

Legacy not only focuses on academics, but also on the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of their students. SEL is the process through which children acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Visual arts naturally align with the students’ social and emotional learning goals and allow the students a creative way to express themselves on a daily basis.

The art students, who range from sixth through 12th grades and are of varying skill levels, have re-created artworks by such artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. They have been enjoying a multitude of materials that include watercolor and acrylic paints, alcohol inks, 3D sculptures and plasticine clay.

The museum’s hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. It is located at 360 Main St. in Enterprise.

There is no admission fee; however, donations are gladly accepted.

Call 386-259-5900, or visit https://www.OldEnterprise.org.

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