509J Student Art Exhibit at OSU

It is a beautiful sight to see art work from students k-12 in one big exhibit!

Thank you to the LaSells Stewart Center staff for helping us showcase student art work.

The 509J¬†District-Wide Student Art Exhibit opened at the Guistina Gallery, in OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center on January 28 and runs through February 8. This exhibit was made possible by the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation and was funded in part by a grant from the Benton County Cultural Coaltion, with¬†funds provided through the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Art education in our schools matters. For some students, art is the place where they make connections to deeper learning, where they find a true place of expression, and where they see their talents come to life. The arts are a critical pathway to learning. There is plenty of data that shows us that students respond to a learning environment that includes a strong arts component.

Thank you to our arts specialists in Corvallis public schools and the artist-in-residence instructors. Special thanks to The Arts Center, for the art education opportunities provided at Garfield and Lincoln Elementary Schools and College Hill High School.  Art educators are the people who work at the intersection of learning and creating, who provide students with the 21st century skills of critical thinking, problem solving, and innovating solutions.  And a final thank you to the students of the Corvallis public schools. Thanks for sharing more than 400 pieces of art with the community in this annual exhibit!