MTSU Students Help Artists Decorate National Chris...

MTSU Students Help Artists Decorate National Christmas Tree (VIDEO)

MTSU speech and organizational communications students helped 24 young artists from across the state create ornaments Oct. 21 for Tennessee’s 2013 national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., and masks for an upcoming Legislative Plaza display in Nashville.

The young artists of VSA Tennessee, the state organization on arts and disability, created the masks to help kick off the 40th anniversary of the national VSA program, MTSU professor Lori Kissinger said.

Students in Kissinger’s EXL Fundamentals in Communications class regularly help with logistics for VSA events as part of her experiential learning classes. They were joined by some of MTSU art education professor Bonnie Rushlow’s students, some of whom have worked with classes at the Tennessee School for the Blind on multiple projects too.

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