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Art Students Raise Money For Project to Showcase Diversity

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Myers Park High School student Lane Vaughn wasn't expecting what she got when she first started school here. 

"Originally when I came here, I was caught off guard by the diversity here," she said.

After all, Myers Park is in one of Charlotte's wealthiest neighborhoods, and many people assume the school is filled with rich kids. 

The reality is there are students at Myers Park from all over the world. Students in an advanced art class have created a new project called 'The Faces of Myers Park' to combat the perception.

They're taking dozens of portraits, blowing them up to 3 1/2 by 4 feet and pasting them to the side of a central building on the Myers Park campus.

Teacher Lisa Holder says she's never done anything like this.

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This is a very large scale installation where we've been working on it since the first week of school," she said.

The art installation they have planned is so big that they have enlisted the help of the community to pay for it. They created a fundraising page on the popular crowd funding site 'Kickstarter'. The class has nine days left to raise the remaining $250 of their $2,500 goal.

"The goal of these pictures is to capture the essence of the person," Vaughn said. "So rather than just having a nice smile, you want it to be something a little crazy, a little fun."


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