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Painting knowledge on the walls

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on July 16, 2010 1:46 PM

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Chris Allen pauses as he paints a seaside scene on a wall at Fremont STARS Elementary School. The Mount Olive College fine arts student is covering the hallways at the school with murals. He said his professor Cheryl Hooks inspired him to cover the blank walls. He has spent more than 140 hours on the project so far this summer. Allen plans to teach art after graduating.

FREMONT -- Three years ago, Mount Olive College junior Chris Allen wasn't even interested in painting. And before this summer, the largest piece of artwork he had ever created was only about 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. But...

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