LEWISTON, Idaho - The Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit is at the LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH) through May 31. The multi-medium art exhibition, a part of the Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley, is running concurrently with the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America and the Local Artist Spotlight: Aaron Johnson – It Smells Like Money..
Children in kindergarten through 6th grade were invited to enter Dogwood Festival-themed artwork through their respective schools for the exhibit. All artwork uses the dogwood flower/tree as their inspiration for the work.
Schools participating in the exhibition include: Cornerstone Christian School, Lewiston; Holy Family School, Clarkston; McGhee Elementary School, Lewiston; Culdesac School, Culdesac; Northwest Children’s Home, Lewiston; and Children’s House Montessori School, Lewiston.
The Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit, one of the Dogwood Festival’s oldest events, is held in honor of the late Stephen Lyman who passed away in 1996 after a hiking accident. Lyman was an artist and wildlife enthusiast who specialized in painting the most elusive moments in nature. His love of the great outdoors stemmed from his childhood spent in the Pacific Northwest where hiking in the Snake River area was a regular family occurrence.
The Center for Arts and History is not only a proponent of critical and creative thinking, but an outlet for artistic potential. These young emerging artists are encouraged to showcase their talents. CAH encourages everyone to join them in welcoming so many talented young beginning artists and the exhibition of their works.
The Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit is brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History through grants from US Bancorp, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
For more information about the exhibition, visit CAH or call 208.792.2243.