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Exhibit showcases the talent of Baltimore County's art teachers

Exhibit showcases the talent of Baltimore County's art teachers

Walk into the classroom of Ridgely Middle School art teacher Raine Valentine, and it's easy to forget where you are.

The gray walls of the school's hallway and the heavy door you push open to climb the dark stairwell quickly become a distant memory upon entering Valentine's room. Here, upbeat music plays softly in the background; an undetermined aromatic scent, perhaps from a candle or incense, tickles your nose; and a colorful array of Valentine's artwork covers the walls.

Not all of Valentine's artwork hangs here, though. Through October, one of her paintings, along with the work of 42 other Baltimore County visual arts teachers, will be on display at the Greenwood Campus of...

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