College students, 1st-graders team for 'Picto-Pals' exhibition

SUNY Oswego students and first-graders at Oswego’s Leighton Elementary School will offer a free exhibition of drawings they co-created, from Feb. 3 to March 3 at Oswego State Downtown.

drawing of pterodactylThe opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Oswego State Downtown, a branch of The College Store at West First and Bridge streets.

“Picto-Pals: A Collaborative Drawing Project” represents work that students of one age and experience level sent to teammates of a vastly different level to share memories and experiences through a drawing.

Leighton Elementary School students were paired with participating college students who are members of the student organizations Arts Alive, Break Thru Design, Education Club and the college’s master of arts in teaching program.

Oswego State Downtown is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact the SUNY Oswego art department at 312-2112 or Oswego State Downtown at 216-4985.

PHOTO CAPTIONS: Creativity stirs—First-graders from Oswego’s Leighton Elementary School drew on their memories and experiences, working with SUNY Oswego students in a variety of arts organizations—half the college students supplemented the original works of their young teammates—creating colorful works such as this one, for an exhibition that opens 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Oswego State Downtown at West First and Bridge streets. The exhibition will run through March 3.

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(Posted: Jan 24, 2012)