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Students' mural art unveiled in Bellevue

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The artistic talent of a group of students is now on display in Bellevue.

A mural created by Bellevue Middle school students and the Bellevue Exchange Club was unveiled Wednesday morning at a train overpass on Sawyer Brown Road near the River Plantation subdivision.

The students designed the individual art pieces and the nonprofit worked with Mike Cooper from Murals and Moore to make it all happen.

It also took two grants from the Metro Arts Commission to fund the project, valued at about $35,000.

Organizers said the art reflects the community of Bellevue and the people who call it home.

"Bellevue is a community where a lot of creative people live. We wanted to see if it was possible to get people a little more engaged. I think the biggest benefit out of all of this was getting all of the people that we recognized today to get -- including the students at the middle school -- involved," said resident Tom Turk.

Members of the Metro beautification committee said the mural was a great way to get young people interested in their community.

Portions of the mural had to be re-painted because of water damage earlier in the year.  The project has been in the works since 2008.

There are already plans for another mural to go at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Highway 100 in the heart of Warner Parks.  There is already a push to find volunteers and the funding to make it happen.

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