Kendra Scott gives jewelry to third graders to inspire arts education

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NEW ORLEANS(WGNO)-- Jewelry designer Kendra Scott has opened a store on Magazine street, and has teamed up with local artist Mallory Page for her Spring line.  The Austin based designer visited New Orleans to show her support for the arts at Homer A Plessy Community School where third graders had the opportunity to make jewelry with her team.

"I hope that the kids to saw that anything in life is possible. I come from a family of farmers and coal miners and here I am a jewelry designer with 39 stores across the country. My message for them today was dream big, anything is possible, and just love life with your whole heart" remarked Scott.

Kendra has a special tie to New Orleans, her spring line was inspired by local artist Mallory Page. Page is board member at the George
Rodrigue Foundation for the arts in which the faculty is trained on how to infuse the arts in to all subjects.

Page is a Louisiana native and her work is bright and colorful watercolor paintings.

"When we were designing our Spring line I was so inspired by water color and all the beauty of the vibrant colors of water color paintings literally looking at Mallory's art every single day in my office inspired this collection and we just partnered with her. Her and i have such a similar foundation of wanting to give back and help others especially in the arts community" said Scott. New Orleans is the first to receive Kendra Scott's Spring line at her Magazine street store, and a percentage of the sales will benefit arts programs in schools. She hopes her background in creating wearable art will inspire the children to continue their arts education.