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Artwork by JoAnn Almich, "Just Friends," inspired a section of whimsical, lighthearted music in Dr. Maurice Monhardt's Five Glimpses Into an Art Museum. (Contributed)

Pairing painting and music

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If you check the dictionary, art is most simply defined as "The activity of creating beautiful things."

The word itself, small and unassuming, doesn't make distinctions. Its three letters are big enough to include everything adding beauty to the world.


Working from that same idea, two community organizations are coming together to blur the lines drawn between music and painting, and they're taking a group of preschool through 6th grade students along for the ride.

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