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Charlo art students create centerpieces

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 CHARLO — The faces of Charlo High School art students will change as they get older. Hormone-fueled blemishes will transform into clear skin that will only give way to wrinkles as time ticks ahead. 

But as the image in the mirror changes, students will have a small slice of their lives to remember the people they once were, thanks to “reflection boxes” made as centerpieces for the Ninepipes Arts Group Valentine’s Day Party. 

“When they found out they could keep the boxes, their whole attitude changed,” Art Teacher Sharon Hertz said.

Her students diligently set to work making masterpieces that they can cherish for the rest of their lives. 

Students make decorations for the Valentine’s Day Party every year that are always impressive, according to NAG President Caroline Myhre. 

The proceeds from the event go towards a summer art camp, bringing the Missoula Children’s Theater to Charlo, the Shakespeare in the Park and other events. 

Katie Revis, a student who enjoys writing poetry, stuffed her box with chocolates and a notebook. 

Other students made family trees, covered boxes in musical notes, and used photography film to represent the people and things they hold dear. 

Hertz said it’s good the students can see their exposure to art come full circle, from children who participate in the art camp, to teenagers who help raise funds for the next generation through their work. 

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