Check out student art at annual Hearst show

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An art exhibit filled with the works of student artists from ages 5 to 18 will make its home at the Hearst Center for the Arts starting this Sunday, April 17.

The exhibit, Developing Expressions: Student Art from Cedar Falls Schools, will showcase 32 pieces created by our fellow classmates.

Senior Ellie Burken loves the experience of having her art at the Hearst.

“The Hearst Center for the Arts is a great place where local art of Cedar Valley students is displayed and admired,” Burken said. “I’ve been involved for several years now and have loved the experience.”

Senior Landry Boerhave looks forward to the masses being able to see the creativity behind each piece.

“Last year was my first time having art in the Hearst Center, so this makes two years I’ve had art put up there,” Boerhave said. “I think it’s cool that the Hearst Center accepts art done by high schoolers because it allows more people to see what kind of creativity goes on at the high school.”

The exhibit will feature a variety of art including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, sculpture, digital photography, jewelry and design.

Art teacher Emily Luensmann is grateful the Hearst Center curates this exhibit each year.

“They do Cedar Falls a great service by hosting artwork from the whole district,” Luensmann said. “It’s a big undertaking to get all the artwork from every school in the district.”

An artist reception will be held on the opening day of the exhibit, April 17, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Even if you are not an artist, feel free to stop by and support your fellow student artists.

If you can’t make it on opening day, don’t worry because the exhibit will be open to the public until May 22.

Take an afternoon and visit the Hearst Center before the exhibit gets packed up and the art is returned to the artists.

Who knows, you might just lay your eyes on piece by the next Picasso.

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