Village art student’s efforts earn spot on network news

By Gary Alan Ruse

Taylor “Tae Tae” Davis (left) is pictured with Kelly Cobiella of CBS News.

Palmetto Bay art student Taylor “Tae Tae” Davis, who last year made news by persuading art supplies manufacturers to donate products to her school’s art classes hit hard by budget cuts, and again in May for bringing the joy of art projects to homeless children to lift their spirits, has found her mission brought to a national audience.

After word of her efforts spread through the Huffington Post and numerous other websites, Tae Tae was interviewed by Kelly Cobiella of CBS Evening News with Katie Couricfor a feature segment airing during the 6:30 p.m. broadcast on Aug. 6.

Besides the at home interview, the network camera crew followed Tae Tae on one of her art project visits to a homeless shelter and in touching images helped convey the message that the kids there are like the children in anyone’s family and why getting involved is so important.

Tae Tae was interviewed recently by and CNN, who also were expected to run stories on her efforts to make a difference.

To see a video of the CBS segment visit online at http://thetravelingcanvas. com/ or 2010/08/06/eveningnews/main6750 607.shtml.

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