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Art reception: Richland School District K-12 Art Show, CIC Art Center

The creativity of Richland’s young minds will be on display April 16 through May 2 in the Art Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The Richland School District’s annual K-12 Student Art Exhibition features a vibrant display of work produced by elementary, middle and high school students. The exhibit opens with a public reception from 6 to 7 p.m. April 16. The student artists and their families are especially encouraged to attend, no RSVP needed.

The Art Center is in the Consolidated Information Center, 2770 Crimson Way in north Richland. From George Washington Way, pass Hanford High School and turn right onto University Drive, then right into the WSU Tri-Cities campus and left into the CIC parking lot.

"As we work to build our creative class here in southeastern Washington, WSU Tri-Cities embraces partnerships with community art centers and educational institutions,” said Peter Christenson, Art Center curator at WSU Tri-Cities. “The annual exhibition with the Richland School District is an exciting opportunity to connect with and support local and talented young artists — who will no doubt represent the evolving creative and innovative core of Tri-Cities for years to come."

The exhibit includes 3-D art, paintings, freehand drawings, and much more, with pieces from each of Richland’s 10 elementary, four middle and four high schools, said Mike Boynton, art teacher and the school district’s exhibit coordinator. Boynton teaches art at Lewis & Clark Elementary, River’s Edge High School and Three Rivers Homelink. “The work was chosen for its quality and its ability to showcase Richland School District’s commitment to art education.”

The student art exhibition runs through May 2. The Art Center’s regular hours of operation are 12 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission to the exhibit and the reception is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (All day)