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Tuesday, April 19, 2005
DC Public Schools Hold Art Exhibition at DCA
Travelers and visitors to Reagan National Airport will be able to enjoy more than 300 works of art by students in District of Columbia Public Schools that are on exhibit at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport through May 31st. The theme, "Icons of Understanding," is reflected in the works of students from 150 schools in the city - pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The exhibition is located on the lower (baggage) level of Terminals B and C.
"We are very pleased to continue our relationship with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and to have this opportunity to show Washington, D.C. and travelers from all over the nation and the world, the artistic achievement of our students," said Paula Sanderlin, Art Director for D. C. Public Schools. The exhibit includes drawings, paintings, collages, prints, computer graphics, mixed media and three-dimension constructions.
Terminals B and C also incorporate the work of 30 professional artists and artisans as a permanent part of its design. "We are pleased to be able to showcase the work of young artists in the District of Columbia along with our own architectural enhancement program. This program has grown into a wonderful community event and this is the sixth consecutive year it's been held at the Airport," said James E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Airports Authority.