Art Feeds celebrated the sixth student-designed mural in Carthage on Wednesday with St. Ann's Catholic School.

Art Feeds celebrated the sixth student-designed mural in Carthage on Wednesday with St. Ann's Catholic School.
In conjunction with Catholic Schools Week activities, the students gathered outside with supporters to witness the unveiling. As the cover was removed to display the bright array of colors, the crowd cheered and the students excitedly searched for their little contributions.
As a celebration of marking the program's installment, each elementary school in Carthage now has a mural, but St. Ann's is the first school to have one displayed outside.
"The beauty of this is people from the community can enjoy it without needing to be inside the school," said Chelsea Conley, director of Art Feeds-Carthage. "Our goal is to have more in the community now."
Making the mural at St. Ann's possible were donations from: Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation, Fair Acres Family YMCA, Schmidt Associates P.C., and the Parish Council of Catholic Women.
Art Feeds provides an outlet of creative development and emotional expression in children through art and community. To do this, the organization provides free therapeutic art and creative education programs within schools and children's organizations by mobilizing teams of community members to bring all forms of art into classrooms. Since 2014, Art Feeds has impacted more than 1,600 children with programs and events within the Carthage community.
For questions or to inquire about how to get involved with Art Feeds, please contact Chelsea Conley at chelsea@artfeedscarthage.org.