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Three dozen Christian-themed paintings by children from Russia and The Ukraine are part of an exhibit at William Carey University. Three dozen Christian-themed paintings by children from Russia and The Ukraine are part of an exhibit at William Carey University.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of Christian-themed paintings by children from Russia and The Ukraine are on exhibit for the next few weeks at William Carey University.

The works are part of an exhibit by the Kindness Foundation called, "Art for Eternity." They feature 37 pieces by children aged 10 to 18 and each one depicts a scene from The Bible.

They are on display through Jan. 24 at the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art.

The Hattiesburg-based Kindness Foundation began distributing Bibles in Russia 20 years ago as part of a new cultural education program after the fall of communism.

"This is such a beautiful story to all of us and that's really what our involvement in Kindness has been and that's what this art shows," said DeLois Smith, treasurer for the Kindness Foundation.

"These children are incredibly talented," said Pam Shearer, curator of the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art. "They are told these Bible stories for the first time and they paint what they think the stories would look like. So, when you come and visit this collection of art, this exhibit, you'll see familiar Bible stories through new eyes," she said.

The exhibit will move on to Hattiesburg's Grace Temple Church once it leaves the university.

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