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High School Students Decorate MEM

Memphis International (MEM) will have some new decor, courtesy of area high school students.

The paintings, created by young artists from 35 schools in Memphis and Shelby County, reflect themes such as blues, rock ‘n’ roll and the Memphis Pyramid. The work was judged by the Memphis School of Art, University of Memphis School of Art and Christian Brother University School of Art.

The displays will be located in the A/B connector and the B/C connector; they will be lit by natural and track lighting, and will remain on display for a year.

Funding for the supplies came from companies that do work at the airport.

 “This art program is an excellent way to recognize the artistic accomplishments of Memphis Area Youth and highlight Memphis City and Shelby County schools art programs,” says Richard White, vice president of properties and business development. “It also provides an opportunity for involvement and buy in from our community.  This program is an opportunity to present to the world the heart felt good emotions and talent of our citizens.”