Students display art at Tri-CitiesPublished 9:00pm Saturday, February 8, 2014
Art by Suffolk students will be on display at the Old Dominion University Tri-Cities Center through May.
The imaginative pieces were created by students in kindergarten through 12th grades using a variety of media, including tempera paint, markers, graphite, oil and chalk pastels, colored pencil, crayon and printmaking.
The artwork is “phenomenal, especially considering the ages of these student artists from kindergarten and up,” said Ellen McClintock, ODU master adviser at the Tri-Cities Center. “This is a win-win situation for ODU and the artists. These opening-night receptions and continuing art exhibits allow students to exhibit their artwork in a university setting. In return, by recognizing their talents, ODU Tri-Cities Center becomes more visible to the community. This allows us to promote the services we offer, including junior-, senior- and graduate-level courses, conference accommodations, room rentals, academic advising and student services.”
Art exhibits at the Tri-Cities Center, 1070 University Blvd., Portsmouth, are open for viewing weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed Sunday. For more information, call 686-6220.