Annual Iyoya Children’s Art Show showcases work by very young artists from throughout the Hudson Valley, opening March 22, 2015

An outpouring of more than 200 artworks by local nursery, elementary, and intermediate school students will be displayed in the exhibition, “A Celebration of Children’s Art,” at Vassar College’s 30th annual John Iyoya Children’s Art Show. The exhibition is on view from Sunday, March 22, through Friday, March 27 in the James W. Palmer III Gallery in Main Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public, as is an opening reception in the gallery on March 22 beginning at 2:00pm. 

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 2015 show will include artwork by students from Overlook Primary School, G.W. Krieger Elementary School, Warring Magnet Academy of Science and Technology, Morse Young Child Magnet School, Hagan Elementary School, Lagrange Middle School, Todd Middle School and Wimpfheimer Nursery School at Vassar College.

During this exhibition, the Palmer Gallery will be open Monday-Friday from 12-4 pm, but calling ahead to the Office of Campus Activities is recommended. 

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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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, February 24, 2015