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Recent BHS grad uses art to raise college funds

June 10, 2014

Morning News-courtesy photo Recent Blackfoot High School graduate Wyatt Anderson picks out some paint prior to creating a unique work of "spray paint art" at the The Elwen Cottage during the Art Walk in Old Town Pocatello last week. Anderson has been selling the paintings to pay for his college tuition.

Where there's a will there's a way. Wyatt Anderson, who just graduated from Blackfoot High School, needs money for college tuition. As an actor, who has participated in high school and local theater productions through the years, Anderson is planning to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles this fall.
Not long ago, Anderson took up spray paint art as a hobby after watching a U-tube tutorial on the subject. He took to the medium quickly and has found spray paint art a fun and profitable way to make money for college. And, his masterpieces are selling well right here in East Idaho.
Businesswomen Wendy Vaughn and Elaine Hunt of Pocatello, who recently opened The Elwen Cottage, an antique and home decor store (344 N. Main) in Old Town Pocatello, spotted Anderson's unique artwork online and invited him to sell his paintings at the store.
"We love to support local artists. We are glad that he agreed to display his work in our store," Vaughn said. "He has been with us since we opened up the store in May."

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