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Student art exhibits open at Center for Arts & History

LEWISTON, Idaho – Four art exhibits from area students will open at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main Street, at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The exhibits feature the work of students from LCSC as well as local high schools, junior high schools, and elementary schools, and will be on display from March 24 - April 30.

The LCSC Student Exhibition presents the artwork of Lewis-Clark State College students working under the direction of professor Ray Esparsen, with pieces created during classes in fine arts, as well as the work of students of graphic communications professor Brian Kolstad.

The Regional Junior & Senior High School Student Art Exhibition includes digital photography, printmaking, oils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, mixed media, and more from area junior and senior high schools.

The Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit honors 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. This exhibit, a collection of artwork produced by elementary students of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and surrounding areas, celebrates dogwoods and the great outdoors that Lyman loved.

The Grizzlies’ Art Program (GAP) Exhibit is a compilation of paintings done by students of Grantham Elementary in Clarkston during the after school program led by local artist Dana Aldis. The nine-week project features paintings of the goldfinch.

The 2016 Student Exhibits are brought to the Center for Arts & History by sponsorship from Dr. William and Roena Mannschreck, LCSC Student Affairs, LCSC Graphic Communications, Charles and Diana Brown, and through grants from US Bancorp, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., the gallery features free admission but donations are welcome. For more information about the exhibitions or to schedule a docent tour, visit or call 208-792-2243.