New mural at Rochelle Middle School

KINSTON, NC (WITN) More than 500 square feet of color and creativity is coming to life at a Lenoir County middle school this week.

Rochelle Middle School students in grades six through eight are putting the finishing touches on a mural that measures 10 feet tall and over 50 feet long at the Kinston school.

Nationally known muralist Catherine Hart has spent the month of April helping the kids bring the painting to life as part of the school's annual arts oriented curriculum enrichment program.

Hart had the kids draw their thoughts on paper first, and then helped them incorporate their ideas into the larger design.

Students say it's been an awesome experience.

The project was supported by the Smart Kinston organization and the North Carolina Arts Council.