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Hummingbirds and Orchids Martin Johnson Heade
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Hummingbirds and Orchids (47.36) — Martin Johnson Heade

Seventy-first Annual Detroit Public Schools Exhibition

Saturday, April 12, 2008 – Saturday, May 17, 2008

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly

The seventy-first exhibition of art by Detroit Public School students opens this month at the Detroit Public library, across Woodward Avenue from the museum. Young artists, from kindergarten to twelfth grade, submitted works in all mediums - drawing, ceramics, collages, and jewelry, to name a few - to a panel of three judges: Michael Hill, an artist from the community; Valerie Parks, representing the DIA; and James Jennings, from the Detroit Public Schools. The top creations were awarded a place in the exhibition.

The Detroit Public Library is located at 5201 Woodward. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the library is free.

The Seventy-first Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Schools and is made possible with the support of the Ruth T. Cattell Education Endowment Fund, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the City of Detroit.

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Student name: Markita Taylor
Teacher: Gloria Byers
School: Detroit Central High School
Grade: 12
Title: What Do I See?
Media: Photograph