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Southeast Kansas student art exhibit makes a statement about endangered sites across the globe

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"Endangered and Abandoned" features the work of Pittsburg Middle School students that showcases historic sites around the world.

Each student sketched an endangered property from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee site, which they then transferred to tiles using the Sgraffito technique.  

The pieces reveal the tile, accompanied by a photo of the site and literature.

The Stilwell Heritage and Educational Foundation helped coordinate the exhibit, as well as Sunday's reception.

Art instructor Jack Weaver says the project is not only a lesson in art, but also in the cultural significance many buildings hold.

"It's much like if, 'could you imagine New York City without the Empire State Building?' There are just iconic places that need to be protected for  the history and recognition of a country and the people and their culture," said Weaver.

Otto's O Gallery in the historic Hotel Stilwell is hosting the exhibit. It will be on display now through March 31st.

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