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St. Margaret’s to dedicate ‘Peace on Earth’ mural at St. Timothy’s Church

St. Margaret’s art students celebrate finishing their “Peace on Earth” mural. It will be dedicated on Sunday, May 25, at 11 a.m. in front of St. Timothy’s Church, 413 St. Timothy Lane, Tappahannock.

St. Margaret’s School Art Team will dedicate its mural, “Peace on Earth,” a community-based art project, on Sunday, May 25, at 11 a.m. Located on Route 17 South as entering Tappahannock, the wall is just in front of St. Timothy’s Church, 413 St. Timothy Lane, Tappahannock.

The mural represents more than nine months of work on the part of 152 young artists on the St. Margaret’s School (SMS) Art Team, working in close collaboration with 27 children from St. Timothy’s congregation. It is an expression of the art team’s collective synergy, welcoming travelers into town.

Truly a community effort, the wall was donated by St. Timothy’s Church. Additionally, the paint and supplies were donated by Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in Tappahannock.

St. Margaret’s art teachers, Konst and Konstantina Konstantinov, professionally known as the KonKons, and their passion for giving back to the Tappahannock community are the driving forces behind the mural.

According to the KonKons, “Intentionally choosing the title “Peace on Earth,” and visually translating the theme through the universal language of arts, our hope is to extend the mural’s appeal beyond Christianity to faithful people from all beliefs.”

The Peace on Earth mural is the latest in a series of community-based art projects that has earned wide recognition for the SMS Art Team. In the past decade, students have created: “The Noah’s Ark” for St. John’s Episcopal Church, “Hope for the Planet” at Riverside Hospital, and “Tappahannock, the Town I Love” at the town hall.

The event is free and all are welcome.

posted 05.21.2014

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