Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
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March 27th, 2008 – by: esterrene
Today their primary exhibit focus in on local and regional artists, outsider artists, native american artists from the north west region and contemporary art. Because the building was originally a school, and the museum had chose to preserve the building as is instead of redoing the interior, the galleries are smaller then most other historic art museums that I have visited. Even with the smallness of the gallery space I was not disappointed in any way with the variety and quality of the work presented in the downstairs galleries.
In addition to a smart and progressive exhibitions of the lower level, the museum also has what appears to be a very strong and creative art education program for the local youth. When exploring the second level of the building I came across several examples of children's artwork from the museum classes proudly exhibited and professionally lighted. Kudos for treating the artwork of the youth with the same respect as "professional" artists.
The museum is located towards the edge of town on 1st avenue north.
Admission is FREE to the public until the end of 2008.
for more information on upcoming exhibits and cultural events please check the website below :P
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