Carnegie Elementary Art Collective show set Friday

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WALLA WALLA — Carnegie Picture Lab will hold an opening gala for the Elementary Art Collective from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Die Brucke building. 38 E. Main St.

The art exhibition features the work of students from the 10 Walla Walla Valley elementary schools served by the non-profit organization.

The work featured is drawn from the three art history and art exploration labs offered by the all-volunteer organization throughout the 2012-2013 school year.

The exhibit is a free, family event with art displays, hands-on art activities and entertainment and a focus on art exploration and enhancing the arts within the own community.

An additional opportunity to view the art and participate in the art activities will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

This exhibit is Carnegie Picture Lab’s debut art show, which showcases the culmination of another year of elementary art education in the Walla Walla Valley.

Featured labs this year included “The Dot” an exploration of artists as diverse as Australian Aboriginal Art, George Seurat, Chuck Close, Yayoi Kusama and Roy Lichtenstein; Giuseppe Arcimboldo the Italian Renaissance painter of fantastical portraits; and Romare Bearden, the 20th Century African-American artist, writer and jazz musician.

The local nonprofit takes the privilege out of art by offering K-5 children the opportunity to experience art through an in-depth art history lesson and a hands-on art project using quality artist materials in each classroom throughout the school year.

For more information, call 526-6921 or visit carnegiepicturelab.com.

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