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JPS students showcase their artistic talents

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The next great artist might be sitting in a Jackson Public School classroom.  The opening for Power APAC Visual Arts Program's annual student exhibit was held Sunday.

The walls at the Mississippi Arts Center in downtown Jackson were covered with bright colored paintings, black and white photographs and so much more.  APAC stands for academic and performing arts complex where Jackson Public School students can showcase their talents. 106 children in grades four through twelve participate in the program.

"We have fine two other teachers that work there.  They're very experienced. They're also artists themselves," said Power APAC Chair Martha Hamburg. "They inspire the artists and students to do their best and then you create the foundation. Then the artists are just performing themselves.  It's inside. It just comes out."

The public can view the students' work at the Mississippi Arts Center now until May 7th.

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