Student talent shines in 74th annual Detroit Public Schools student exhibition at Detroit Institute of Arts
Art created by students from dozens of Detroit public schools is featured in the 74th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), on view April 30–June 5. The exhibition is free with museum admission.
Students in grades K-12 submitted paintings, drawings, ceramics, photographs, videos, collages and jewelry to a jury of local artists and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) officials, who determined which works would be included in the show.
Some artworks were chosen for use on an invitation, poster, and postcard. This year’s poster features Honestly, a watercolor by 10th-grader Chelsey Clay of Cass Technical High School. The invitation postcard features art by Kyle Williams, fifth-grade, Burton International Academy; Lorin Graves, 11th grade, Detroit School of Arts; Brittany Hatcher, 11th grade, Cass Technical High School; and Angelica Okorom, grade 11, Renaissance High School. A bookmark features art by Academy of the Americas students Kevin Nafa, 7th grade; Rachel Miramontes, 8th grade; Zinia Maddox, 7th grade; and Carlos Gutiérrez, 8th grade.
An opening reception for students and their families will be held on April 30 at 1 p.m.
The Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Schools and is made possible with the support of the Ruth T. Cattell Education Endowment Fund.
Hours and Admission
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 6-17. DIA members are admitted free. For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or visit www.dia.org.