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Artists put stamp on their work

The Buford School of Art is sponsoring an unusual art show for teenagers. Students are invited to express themselves by using mail as their canvas.

The school is inviting Gwinnett students to design and send in original postcards and envelopes for their "Mail in Art Show and Sale." They can also use different media like redesigned ads, CDs and collages.

"It's the mail itself that's going to be exhibited," said Anita Stewart, the art school's director.

"Your imagination is limitless. You can send in an old record album if you want."

The "to" and return addresses must be clearly visible on the artwork. It should weigh less than 5 ounces and be no larger than 20-by-24 inches. There is a $10 charge for each artist to participate.

The mailed artwork will be for sale at a reception on

Feb. 18 at the Buford School of Art. It will then hang at the school for a week.

To participate, send the creative mail to Buford School of Art, 79 Main St., Buford, GA 30518. The deadline is Feb. 16.

Duluth academic bowl

students head to state

Duluth Middle School students are talented at trivia. They beat out 22 other teams at an academic bowl semifinals competition, which was held last week in Macon. Now they're headed to the state finals of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators competition.

The competitions are a test of speed and knowledge in subjects including geography, history, literature and art. The questions are developed using Georgia's middle school curriculum.

Statewide, more than 2,000 middle school students compete in the academic bowls. In past years, Duluth has consistently ranked among the top four teams in

Georgia.

The Duluth team will be competing at the state tournament on Feb. 11 in Milledgeville.

Calendar

Playwright and actor Tom Key will be performing "C.S. Lewis on Stage" at Greater Atlanta Christian School. Key will be acting out Lewis's life using materials from several poems, plays and books. The release of the first "The Chronicles of Narnia" has renewed interest in the author and theologian. Key will be performing at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the GAC theater.

The Central Gwinnett cluster will be having its annual "Witzzle" Pro Math Tournament for its elementary schools. More than 100 students from Cedar Hill, Margaret Winn Holt and Simonton Elementary will be competing to solve challenging math puzzles. The event will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Hill Elementary School.

Rubina Madan is the education reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. Good News From Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Post.