As a toddler, Bria’s mother, Kelley, was a college student, working toward a teaching degree. The two often worked side-by-side; Kelley on her students, and Bria on her artwork.
An artist herself, Kelley recognized early that Bria had talent.
“She used to love to color and you could see that she loved to create things,” Kelley said. “While I was studying to be an art teacher, she really was my best student.”
Kelley graduated with her degree right around the time Bria was to start kindergarten.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Fast forward a few years – and a lot of drawings later – and now Bria the student has officially become Bria the artist, having won a unique honor where her work will be featured in a gallery of a different kind.
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