Inspired by the Heart: Special Art from Special Students

You won’t want to miss the 8th Annual “Inspired By the HeArt” art show, a collaboration of Cobb Schools special education art students, their fabulous teachers, and the Cobb County Parks and Recreation department. The show can be viewed now through February 28th at the Art Station Big Shanty in Kennesaw.  

Over 200 inspirational pieces of art from 25 schools were chosen for the exhibit, all created by K-12 artists with mild to severe disabilities.  

According to participating teacher William Rembert of Wheeler High School, the display is a fantastic way to showcase special students from around the district who have worked hard on a variety of colorful projects. 

“Working on a piece for public display helps artists master their issues,” Rembert explained at the grand opening reception. “Students get to focus on positives like creativity, discipline, and collaboration and then see the result of their work on display.” 

In attendance on opening day were dozens of families happy to support their special artists, with plenty of praise for teachers as well.  

Varner Elementary art teacher Robin Glover, who entered each of her students in the competition, was also at the reception supporting them and greeting their parents with a lot of love. Her student, Brentleywas all smiles as he showed off his art and his certificate.   

Many thanks go out as well to the county Parks’ staff at the Art Station, who set up the colorful event with refreshments and décor to compliment the proud and happy participants and their abounding creativity.   

The month-long exhibit is located at 2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw 30152. More information and to sign up for exciting art camps can be found at www.artstationcobb.org.