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Virginia's Lyric Center to feature student art, 'School House Rock' sneak peek

The events are part of the First Thursday Queen City Art Crawl open house April 7.

Participants of the Lyric Youth Theatre Program in Virginia
Participants of the Lyric Youth Theatre Program in Virginia have been rehearsing for "School House Rock Live Jr." in May. They will have a sneak peek of their show during the First Thursday Queen City Art Crawl on April 7.
Contributed / Lyric Center for the Arts

VIRGINIA — The Lyric Center for the Arts will host a free open house from 4-6 p.m. April 7 as part of the First Thursday Queen City Art Crawl.

The event will feature artwork by students who participate in Lyric Youth Arts programming. Students at the East Range Academy of Technology and Science will also display their work.

Lyric Center art crawl_painting
Work by participants of the Lyric Youth Arts Program and students from East Range Academy of Technology and Science will be displayed at an open house in the Lyric Gallery on April 7.
Contributed / Lyric Center for the Arts

“Students and instructors from ERATS have been visiting the Lyric on Tuesdays this semester to work on art and get inspired creatively,” Lyric Executive Director Paul M. Gregersen said in a press release. “It is our privilege to provide a space for them to flourish artistically.”

Proceeds from the sale of work by various artists will benefit the Lyric Youth Arts Program.

“Our youth programming is a unique resource to the Iron Range. Without it, there would be many young people without the opportunity to express themselves creatively. Something that is very important for kids to do as they mature both emotionally and physically,” Gregersen said in the release.

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During the open house, Lyric Youth Theatre participants will be rehearsing for their upcoming production of "School House Rock Live Jr." that debuts in May.

Other events include on-site pop-up mini-photo sessions by photographer Cheryl Carlson, along with the Easter Bunny, from 4-7 p.m. in the Lyric Annex. For more information about the open house photo sessions, contact Carlson at cheryl_carlson@hotmail.com or 218-780-9039 or visit cherylcarlsonphotography.com .

Musicians Christopher David Hanson and Karl Sundquist will also perform from 7-9 p.m. April 7 at Tommy’s Rainy Lake Saloon and Deli, 207 Chestnut St.

The Lyric Center for the Arts is located at 510 Chestnut St.

For more information about the First Thursday Queen City Art Crawl, visit lyriccenteronline.org or call the Lyric at 218-741-5577.

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