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Burnet bank showcasing art by adults with disabilities

Roger Grundman of Kingsland shows his artwork entered in an adults with disabilities art show at First State Bank of Burnet. The show runs through June 6 and is open to the public to view and vote on winners. Courtesy photo


BURNET — An art show for adults with disabilities continues through June 6 at First State Bank of Burnet.

Customers and the public can view the 44 pieces of artwork and vote for their favorites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the bank, 136 E. Washington St.

The show is for students of ArtFrog Art Academy’s challenged adults class. Winners receive gift cards sponsored by the bank. This is the first show hosted there for adults with disabilities.

ArtFrog Art Academy executive director Heike Jost said more than 20 students entered drawings, paintings, mixed-media pieces and pottery from their work in class.

“Art shows are really important for us,” said Jost, who has also hosted kids art shows at the bank. “That’s how they ‘win the game’ at the end of the year.”

Nathan Brown, senior vice president at First State Bank of Burnet, was enthusiastic about the show.

“One of the ladies grabbed my hand and led me over and showed me a painting of a woman with red hair,” he said. “It was a self-portrait.”

That was one of his favorites.