A new art exhibit highlighting works of San Ramon Valley youth is set to open at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville on Saturday.
"From Expressionism to Abstraction, Discovering Creativity Through Critical Thinking" is a showing curated by two middle school teachers and features artworks by San Ramon Valley Unified School District students.
"The exhibition will showcase original artwork in the categories of drawing, painting and sculpture of select middle and high school students. This exhibit will emphasize the creative process and its relationship to the Common Core Standards," Danville town officials said in a statement.
The artworks will be judged by area art professionals, and the students who place "best in show" will be recognized immediately after Saturday's opening reception, officials said. The free public reception runs from 1-3 p.m., with the award ceremony to follow until 4 p.m.
The exhibition curators are art teachers Tricia Grame of San Ramon's Pine Valley Middle School and Gary Leveque of Danville's Charlotte Wood Middle School.
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is open to visitors Wednesdays to Fridays 12-5 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment only. The gallery is closed on Sundays. Gallery admission is free, and donations are appreciated, officials said.