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Get ready to be blown away by a showcase of the best young artists in Black Mountain. The eighth Annual Art in the Afternoon Art Show, at the Black Mountain Library is displaying student work until June 10. The library is at 105 N. Dougherty St.; the show is in the education room.

Kids made all of the paintings, drawings, sewing projects, sculptures, mosaics, group projects, books, recycled art, collages, pottery and other work.

Bid on the items through May 31 at the silent auction, proceeds of which will benefit The Rainbow Connection, a camp for children who are affected by Cancer. Art in the Afternoon is an arts-based after-school program for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program meets at The Carver Center every afternoon from 3-6 p.m. Bus transportation is available.

Students are inspired and encouraged by looking at art from other cultures, artists, and learning about history. Lessons are designed to cater to children of all ages and skill levels. Art in the Afternoon is an arts-based program, but the underlying goals are firmly rooted in developing the child as a person, not merely as an artist. Certified teachers are on staff. The program is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Call 669-6929 for more.

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