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Artist Helps Make Mural At Glendale Elementary

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by Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The walls of elementary schools are often lined with students' art work, and one school has gotten some help from a professional Nashville artist. 

Melanie Hill-Guion donated her time for the art piece. It isn't a project fulfilling her duties as a professional artist, but as a mom. 

Her work won't be hanging in a gallery, but rather inside her son's school at Glendale Elementary.

Guion spent months on a mosaic mural, using donated items from the families at Glendale.

"A lot of it was trash, and I know that some of this stuff was in a dumpster on a construction site and it was going to be thrown away so that part was free," says Guion.

The mural displays different aspects of the school and is now hanging in the entrance.

"I think it's a great thing to put at the entrance of Glendale to give visitors a great first impression and it really sums up the school too," says Amy Shaffer, a Glendale Elementary School parent.

The Guions said other parents and teachers donated time to hold after-school sessions for students, so that they could make pieces for the mural.

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