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Young Artists Featured At Weekend Show

Anissa Wilkinson, owner and lead instructor at Imagination Station, spent Monday hanging the “Outdoor Imagination” art show that opens this Saturday at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake. Below is an example of one of the pieces, a collage of two deer by Charlie Dettor , age 11. – Photos by Jessie Gurner

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ENID LAKE – An original art show “Outdoor Imagination,” featuring the work of young artists from Imagination Station of Water Valley, opens at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake this Saturday, March 20.

A reception at 1:30 p.m. kicks off this first day of spring event that showcases works that explores the connection between art and nature.

About 125 pieces created by the youngsters including drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage and paintings are included in the show. The youngsters range in age from 6 to 16.

Imagination Station is a fun, interactive center for art lessons and creative studies, according to Anissa Wilkinson, owner and lead instructor. “Our mission is simply to foster the imaginative expression of children and youth.”

Students are encouraged to experiment artistically without reservation and to develop an appreciation for and basic knowledge of the art process and product, Wilkinson said. “At Imagination Station, the study of art is certainly less than formal, the projects are consistently out-of-the-box, and the results are definitely inspiring.”

 The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east.

For more information about this and other programs call 662-563-8068 or visit their website at

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