Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 13, 2007

Exhibit Reception April 17 at Whitworth to Honor Stevens Elementary Student-Artists

Inaugural exhibit a collaboration between Whitworth College's Evening Teacher Certification Program and Stevens Elementary School

Students in Whitworth College's Evening Teacher Certification program are partnering with budding young artists from Stevens Elementary School for the inaugural Elementary Artists Exhibit at Whitworth. A reception for the artists, their families and the Spokane community will be held Tuesday, April 17, from 6-6:30 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building Multipurpose Room at Whitworth.

The reception will be followed by the gallery opening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The gallery will also be open Wednesday, April 18, from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-8 p.m.; and Thursday, April 19, and Friday April 20, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4365.

As part of their coursework, students in the Evening Teacher Certification program's elementary art methods class will critique the works produced and exhibited by approximately 65 Stevens Elementary School students in grades 4-6 to produce the exhibit. Stevens' principal, Michael Crabtree, and its art instructor, Anne Handler, were instrumental in the collaboration. A piece of art produced by Handler will be included in the exhibit.

Contacts:

Carol Ann Hollar, associate professor and community and school-relations coordinator, Evening Teacher Certification Program, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4365 or chollar@whitworth.edu.

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