Famous Paintings at Capitol Conference Center
Some of the world's most famous paintings will be on display at the Capitol Conference Center during the May 18 Downtown Charleston ArtWalk. The iconic works by Renoir, Raphael, Diego Rivera, Georges Seurat, Grant Wood, Winslow Homer, John Trumbull and Bezhad are coming to Charleston through a unique collaboration between seven area photographers, artists, and students from Mountaineer Montessori School. Through a project called "Montessori Masterpieces," students ages 3-14 staged eight living paintings in the community, which were captured digitally by volunteer photographers. The final images were transformed into canvas paintings by a fine art production house. The partnership was part of a year-long celebration of "Education in Living Color" at Mountaineer Montessori School.