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Detroit Public Schools' Art Exhibit at The Detroit Institute of Arts

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Life experience is her subject matter which is translated in a lyrical/mythical fashion.
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   The 75th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition opened publicly this Saturday and will be open until June 3rd.  The show is sponsored by Charter One Bank who presented Burns Elementary with a Core Values of Citzenship Award for their stunning submission. The piece is pictured after the Imagination is Spelled Art painting which welcomes you to this spirited and tremendously varied showing of art grades K - 12. Thirty two schools participated and 325 out of 800 submitted pieces were chosen. Paintings, drawings, media media, fashion design, three dimensional objects, and jewelry are displayed. Historical figures like Thurgood Marshall and Albert Einstein are paid tribute. A few pieces document the recent Travon Martin shooting.

   As evidenced by this exhibition creativity and talent is very much alive in Detroit. If you are interested in purchasing a piece please contact the artist's school. Noteworthy designers, musicians and artists have shown their work in this very exhibit. Tracy Reese, a fashion designer who designed the pink lace dress Michelle Obama wore on a People Magazine cover is counted among the alumni.