Detroit students' work on exhibit at art institute

Apr 28, 2012

DETROIT (AP) — Paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics and other pieces of art created by Detroit Public Schools students are on display in an exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The 75th annual exhibition began Saturday. It runs through June 3. Viewing is free with regular museum admission.

The artists and their parents attended an opening reception Saturday afternoon.

Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts said at the reception it was "incredible" to "see these young people express themselves and find their voices."

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade submitted their work to a jury of local artists. District officials and a representative from the art institute determined which ones would make the show.

Some of the artwork is featured on posters, postcards and bookmarks marking the exhibit.