Since Dec. 16, Unicoi County High School art students have been enjoying a unique privilege at Keeseckers in downtown Erwin.
Colorful, artistic creations don all angles of the showroom. Some are paintings that vary in color and detail; others are sculptures that have been put on display inside the curio cabinets. However, all of the works have been meticulously crafted by a particular student.
Ben McNabb, the owner of Keeseckers and a former art student himself, believes in an active relationship between local schools and businesses.
I really just like the idea of involving the community in my business, said McNabb. From a [marketing] standpoint, I feel more involved. Thats just part of being a merchant.
For the remainder of this article please see the 1/15/14 edition of The Erwin Record.