Online Originals: Art in the airport showcases student artwork around Onslow County

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Albert J. Ellis airport displays an exhibit of student artwork every couple of months.

Previously the theme behind the pieces was innovation, the latest is Courage.

Swansboro High School art teacher, Hailey Moritz teaches two students whose artwork is currently displayed.

 “I always tell them how much courage it takes to be in the classroom and how to carry that courage in everything they do, a lot of kids come from different places and have different home lives. So having a safe place to come to express themselves, that’s why I am here.” Hailey Mortiz, Swansboro High School Art Teacher

The exhibit will be up in the airport until mid may.

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Albert J. Ellis airport displays an exhibit of student artwork every couple of months.

The artwork chosen embodies a theme, this exhibits was innovation.

14 out of 40 pieces were chosen from middle school students throughout Onslow County. They can be seen right as you enter the TSA line.

Innovation means coming up with new ideas, taking an idea, thinking outside the box and coming up with something totally different.” AMANDA GOOLER, DIXON MIDDLE SCHOOL ART TEACHER.  

The exhibit will be up for the remainder of the year.

To check out the artwork and hear a specific student’s thoughts on their piece, click the video above! Only on wnct.com’s Online Originals.

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