Twenty-eighth annual Iyoya Children’s Art Show at the Palmer Gallery will celebrate the creativity of local school children, March 17-22, 2013

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- An outpouring of more than 200 artworks by local nursery, elementary, and intermediate school students will be displayed in “A Celebration of Children’s Art", Vassar College’s 28th annual John Iyoya Children’s Art Show, from Sunday, March 17, through Friday, March 22, in the James W. Palmer Gallery of Main Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public, as is a March 17 reception in the gallery beginning at 2:00pm. The gallery’s regular hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00am-6:00pm. 

Co-sponsored by the college’s Department of Education and Office of Campus Activities,

the Iyoya show highlights young children’s interest in the visual arts and encourages their use of the arts to express themselves. The exhibit’s namesake, John Iyoya, was a Vassar student known for his creativity and love of children.

The 2013 show will include artwork by students from Overlook Primary School, Columbus Elementary School, G.W. Krieger Elementary School, Warring Magnet Academy of Science and Technology, Morse Young Child Magnet School, Hagan Elementary School, Clinton Elementary School, Vail Farm Elementary School, Nassau Elementary School, Lagrange Middle School, and Wimpfheimer Nursery School at Vassar College.


Situated between the North Atrium and the Retreat cafeteria, the James W. Palmer III Gallery is at the heart of the College Center addition to Vassar’s Main Building. Constructed in 1996, the gallery was named and endowed by the Palmer family in 2000 in memory of their son James, a member of the class of 1990. Serving as an exhibition space for artwork created within and beyond the Vassar community, the gallery displays art of diverse mediums, themes, and origins. 

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 5, 2013