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Twenty-fifth annual Iyoya exhibit at Vassar celebrates local children’s art, March 21 - 27, 2010.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – More than 200 works of art by local nursery, elementary, and intermediate school students will be on display in “A Celebration of Children’s Art," on view from Sunday, March 21 through Saturday, March 27. Vassar College’s 25th annual John Iyoya Children’s Art Show will be shown in the James W. Palmer III Gallery on the first floor of Vassar's historic Main Building, with a public reception on March 21 beginning at 2:00pm. The gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. All events are free and open to the public.

The 2010 John Iyoya Children’s Art Show will include artwork by students attending Poughkeepsie's Overlook Primary School, W.W. Smith Humanities Magnet School, Columbus Elementary School, G.W. Krieger Elementary School, Warring Magnet Academy of Science and Technology, Morse Young Child Magnet School, Hagan Elementary School, Clinton Elementary School, LaGrange Middle School, and the Wimpfheimer Nursery School at Vassar College, as well as by home schooled students.

“A Celebration of Children’s Art” 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 art show is sponsored by the Department of Education at Vassar College, in cooperation with the Office of Campus Activities.

About the James W. Palmer III Gallery

Situated between the North Atrium and the Retreat cafeteria, the James W. Palmer III Gallery is at the heart of the College Center of Vassar's historic 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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Campus Activities Office at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available. Directions to the Vassar Campus are available online.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, March 5, 2010