Artist-in-residence Steve Fessler applies an acrylic preservative to a permanent mural that children painted at Whitewater Valley School in Harrison. Students are, from left, Jessica Hammond, 13, Michelle McCane, 12, Nani Sabatelli, 13, and Jessica Siener, 12. A grant from the Ohio Arts Council paid for Fessler's stint at the school. The Ohio Arts Council offers a number of grants for artists and writers.
(Gary Landers photo)