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Detroit Institute of Arts presents 76th annual "Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition" - Paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more by students in grades K–12

Thursday, April 04, 2013

(Detroit)—Hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools (DPS) students will be on display in the 76th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). The exhibition, on view April 27–June 2, is free with museum admission. An opening reception for students and their families will be held Saturday, April 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Students from dozens of schools in grades K–12 submitted paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and other work to a jury of local artists, DPS officials and a DIA representative, which determined the works that will be in the show.

Every year entries are chosen for feature on exhibition promotional materials. Here are this year’s selections:

Poster
Peacock, watercolor. Oxvaldo Martinez, Grade 1, Earhart Elementary/Middle School

Postcard/Banner
Untitled, mixed media. Khristyn Richardson, Grade 12, Renaissance High School
Tree, painting. Braulio Castillo, Grade 7, Clippert Academy
Self-Portrait, painting. Demetrious Robinson, Grade 12, Davis Aerospace Technical High School
Untitled, jewelry. Anna Lyles, Grade 12, Cass Technical High School
Untitled, jewelry. Ariana Wilson, Grade 12, Cass Technical High School

Checklist
Boy King, drawing. Matthew Lewis, Grade 9, Cass Technical High School
Untitled, fiber. Janaysha Hamilton, Grade 11, Cass Technical High School

Bookmark
Untitled, mixed media. Andrea Maldonado, Grade 4, Academy of the Americas

The 76th Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Schools and is made possible with support from the Ruth T. T. Cattell Education Endowment Fund.

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and DIA members. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Contact: Pamela Marcil  313-833-7899  pmarcil@dia.org  www.dia.org