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Fresh Ideas contest winner honors mass shooting victims in solo exhibit

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Eilene Carver with some of her work from the “Targets” exhibition. She won the first-place prize in the 2016 Fresh Ideas contest, her award was a solo art show in the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater’s Main Gallery. (Photo by Tabitha Redder)

A Flower Mound painter discusses mass shootings with tears in her eyes, and her passion spills onto the canvases at her solo show “Targets.”

Eilene Carver, a professional artist and teacher, won the 2016 Fresh Ideas contest, a juried show hosted by the Visual Art League of Lewisville. The first-place winner of the show receives a $1,000 prize and their own art show the following summer in the Main Gallery of the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater.

Carver has always been bothered by school shootings, she said. It started in 1989 with the Cleveland Elementary School massacre in Stockton, California.

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