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Curbside Art Gallery Encourages Creativity at Home 

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When school buildings closed for the year, Shelburne Community School art teacher Pete Boardman wanted to find a way to bring the community together — without actually coming together. So Boardman, who recently moved to the Davis Park neighborhood behind the school, created a curbside art gallery in his front yard. Boardman says he hopes it will give kids an incentive to create art at home and also encourage families to take walks together to peruse the gallery. Boardman also created a series of videos on YouTube, "Mr. B's Art Hive," with drawing lessons for students. "As an art teacher, I am brainstorming new and creative ways to navigate this situation so that all my students can have access to art supplies and community art projects like this one," he said. Other Vermonters have tapped into their creativity in different ways. In Winooski, residents are sharing bears — of the stuffed animal and drawn variety — in their windows, cars and yards, so that local kids can go on a "bear hunt." And on Briggs Street in Burlington, across from City Market, Onion River Co-op's South End location, an impromptu poetry gallery and story walk featuring My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss has popped up to spread sweetness to passersby. 

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