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Grandview students to display art work

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   Grandview High School freshman Juan Carlos Ramirez had his wire sculpture, "Angelo," accepted for display in the 36th annual high school art show sponsored by ESD 105.

YAKIMA - Six Grandview High School students will display their artwork beginning this Sunday, March 1, during the 36th annual high school art show sponsored by ESD 105.

The art show, featuring 115 works by high school students in South Central Washington, will be held at the Allied ArtsCenter's Peggy Lewis Gallery, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave. in Yakima.

The six Grandview students participating under the guidance of teacher Mike Manship are Tim Taylor, Chelsea Meyer, Marlee Andrews, Natasha Lara, Juan Carlos Ramirez and Cheyen Schenck.

This showcase of paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture opens Sunday, March 1, and runs through March 15.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 1, from 2 to 4 p.m., with awards being presented at 2:30 p.m., during which time the students receiving awards will give a brief description about their work. After the opening day, the public may continue viewing the exhibit Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2009 show includes works by more than 100 students of 21 teachers from 15 regional high schools. Other high schools represented include: Davis, E.A.G.L.E. (Toppenish), East Valley, Eisenhower, Goldendale, LaSalle, Naches Valley, Riverside Christian, Royal, Selah, Toppenish, Wahluke, West Valley and White Swan.

High school art teachers in the ESD 105 South Central Washington region were invited to submit up to seven pieces of their students' art for this annual event.

High school art teachers in the ESD 105 South Central Washington region were invited to submit up to seven pieces of their students' art for this annual event. Carolyn Nelson, associate professor and chair of the visual arts department at Heritage University, will select seven of the show's entries (including one from among special education students) to advance to OSPI's statewide Superintendent's High School Art Show, which will be held April 10 through June 5 at the Old Capitol Building in Olympia.

Additionally, one of the local pieces will be purchased by the ESD 105 Board of Directors for permanent display as part of the ESD 105 collection at the ESD 105 Conference Center in Yakima.

The annual show is sponsored by ESD 105, Allied Arts of Yakima Valley and the office of superintendent of public instruction as a means to support arts education and provide a venue for student artists to showcase their works.

For the fifth year, ESD 105 is producing a book featuring all the art pieces that will be given to each of the student artists and their art teachers. Images of the regional show will also be available for viewing soon at the ESD 105 ArtFusion Web site, www.artfusion.us.

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