Portraits of Change is a Student Art Show to benefit The Peace Center, featuring acrylic paintings of individuals devoted to peace and equality on display at Countryside Gallery, Newtown, June 3-11.

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Civil Rights activist and American labor leader Cesar Chavez once said, “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.”

Twenty-nine students from the Council Rock and Pennsbury school districts have joined together to create a beautiful art exhibit entitled “Portraits of Change” now on display at Countryside Gallery & Framing in Newtown until June 11.

Each student painted the portrait of a different individual from The Civil Rights Movement, brave heroes from The Holocaust, or other notable individuals devoted to peace, equality or helping others.

In addition to viewing the paintings, there also is a binder that includes a short bio and inspirational quote from the subjects of the portraits. Visitors can also leave a note of encouragement for a young artist in the guest book.

The educational, family-friendly art show is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Countryside Gallery & Framing is located at 2 South State Street in historic Newtown. Admission is free! For information, call 215-968-2246.

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