Annual Iyoya Children’s Art Show showcases work by very young artists from throughout the Hudson Valley at Vassar’s Palmer Gallery. (3/10)

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 34th annual John Iyoya Children’s Art Show. The exhibition is on view from Sunday, March 10, through Friday, March 15 in the James W. Palmer Gallery of Main Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public, as is a March 10th reception in the gallery beginning at 2:00pm.

Sponsored by the college’s Department of Education, 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 2019 show will include artwork by students from G.W. Krieger Elementary School, Charles B. Warring Academy, Hagan Elementary School, Nassau Elementary School, Lagrange Middle School, Todd Middle School, and Wimpfheimer Nursery School at Vassar College.

The Palmer Gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 11am–6pm, but calling ahead to the Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, is recommended. The gallery is closed on Sundays except for this special event on the 11th.

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 19, 2019