Galleria Valéncia at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, 10th and Vila streets, is filled with a variety of vibrant and unique pieces of artwork created by Pre-K- 6th grade students from Riverway Learning Community of Winona, MN.

When asked to explain a bit about the exhibit, Art Instructor Brianna Haupt stated;

 “Our artists in focus were Georgia O’Keefe and Paul Klee and students used multiple  materials to create work inspired by them. Student favorites are watercolors with an oil pastel resist.  Students learn about art in their individual classrooms but also have the opportunity to take Open Art Studio after school on Tuesdays with me for an hour or so. In Open Art Studio, students have structured lessons along with free choice work where they can choose materials that they want to explore.”

This gallery exhibit is free and open to the public now through Feb. 29th. during office hours and while classes are in session. Visitors are encouraged to sign the guestbook, so that the young artists know who attended the show. For more information about Riverway Learning Community, please visit: For more information about MCA’s Visual Arts Workshops and camps click here.

The next exhibit in Galleria Valéncia will feature the National PTA Reflections Art Program contestants. This year’s theme is; “Let your Imaginations Soar”.