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Student art exhibits are showing at LCSC Center for Arts & History

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College Student Exhibition, Regional Junior & Senior High Student Art Exhibition, and the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit, will be on display during April at the LCSC Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main Street in Lewiston.

The exhibits, which are part of the annual Dogwood Festival, run April 2-27. An artist reception will take place on April 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the Center.

The LCSC Student Exhibition features student’s fine art pieces from classes with Professor Ray Esparsen and instructor Aaron Johnson along with work from independent student submissions from LCSC.

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. Schools participating this year include Asotin, Clarkston, Lewiston and Orofino high schools, and Jenifer and Sacajawea junior high schools.

The Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit is one of the Dogwood Festival’s oldest events and is held in honor of 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. Schools participating in this year’s event include: Children’s House Montessori, Cornerstone Christian, Grantham Elementary, McSorley Elementary, Orchards Elementary, Valley Bible School, and Whitman Elementary.

The Student Exhibits are sponsored by Steve Lee, LCSC Graphic Communications, and LCSC Student Affairs, along with grants from US Bank and artsIDAHO.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Center features free admission but donations are welcome. For more information about the exhibitions or to schedule a docent tour, visit, or call 208-792-2447.