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It's not just kids who are counting down until the last day of school.  Math teachers, art teachers, the principal -  by this time of year, each one of them knows exactly how many days, hours, and minutes until vacation starts.  It's not that they don't love their jobs - they do. But still . . . .

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What happens when a young artist in Illinois breaks her wrist just weeks before a dream-come-true summer opportunity to travel to New England for two weeks of uninterrupted art-making?  For Maria Zamudio, it was a little challenge - emphasis on little.

In the words of a recent student: "The minute you step on this beautiful campus, the creative juices start to flow. Everyone becomes an artist here."

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