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“Lucky” Student Artists Featured at LPIE Reception

Visitors to Lafayette’s Town Hall Theater will be treated to a colorful display of artwork over the next few weeks as LPIE’s Stroke of Luck exhibit of student art will hang in the theater’s lobby until January 7th.

The Stroke of Luck exhibit features works of LPIE Art made by students of every elementary grade level whose names are randomly selected after the LPIE Art Fairs take place at each school in the spring.

Lafayette shop P&L Framing generously frames each piece for the exhibit, which will go on display at other Lafayette locations to be determined after the Town Hall show ends in January.

Springhill 3rd grader Kyler Hedrick-Choi proudly posed next to his vibrant rendering of ladybugs. He explained how his LPIE art instructor taught him to draw the body and the other features of the bugs using pastel colors.

Lafayette Elementary 4th grader Kira Klingler showed off her painting of a flag design that she did in her LPIE Art class in 3rd grade.

LPIE Art “was my favorite subject in school,” said Klingler. “I have an easel in my room!”

Stanley 6th grader Zoe De La Cruz showed her painting that she did in her 5th grade LPIE Art class at Burton Valley, which was inspired by the work of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.

Meanwhile, Lafayette Elementary 2nd grader Alexander Hagen showed off his painting of a tree underneath a rainbow to his parents, pointing out little details like birds and flowers that he added to the nature scene.

“That’s one of the best ones that I made last year,” said Hagen of his painting.

A large group of parents and students enjoyed the reception at Town Hall, which was organized by LPIE Art Chair Sheryl Platt. The student artists were very excited that their works would be exhibited around town – and the parents were thrilled to have a piece of professionally framed art to take home at the end of the school year.

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