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Junior high art exhibit on display at Breckenridge Fine Arts Center

Junior high art exhibit on display at Breckenridge Fine Arts Center
May 19
16:42 2022

The artwork of Breckenridge Junior High School students is on exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center through June 23.

The exhibit, which was organized under the direction of BJHS art teacher Kyrah Bailey and Principal Laura Gibson,  features a variety of art, including paintings and sketches.

The highlights of the exhibit are several large murals created in collage or mosaic fashion from individual paintings that are then tiled together to create an overall picture.

“Our Breckenridge” by Kyrah Bailey

The main attraction is a large mural of Breckenridge that takes up most of the back wall in the BFAC’s main gallery. Composed of 304 individual pieces painted by BJHS students, the mural is based on an original painting by Bailey titled “Our Breckenridge.” It features well-known landmarks in the city, including First National Bank with the lit-up “B” on top, the high school, junior high, courthouse, Swenson Memorial Museum, First United Methodist Church and a green pumpjack.

Other murals include a green and black image of the Buckaroo logo, as well as composites of Nobel Prize Winner Eli Wiesel,  the Boo Radley character from the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and the District 12 emblem from the book “The Hunger Games.”

The exhibit also includes still-life sketches, portraits and paintings of birthday cakes.

The BJHS Art Exhibit can be seen at the BFAC through June 23. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call the BFAC at 254-559-6602.

The BJHS art exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center includes compilation murals of the District 12 emblem from “The Hunger Games” and of the Boo Radley character from “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

One of the murals in the BJHS art exhibit is a portrait of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and author of the memoir “Night.” (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The Buckaroo Mural is the BJHS exhibit’s opening piece at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge Junior High School students and their families attended an artists’ reception for the BJHS Art Exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center last week. The exhibit will be on display through June 23. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 


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