Fresh Impressions student exhibit goes virtual

Mapleton student Lea Buss’s mixed media “A Cold Blossom Tree” is among the many entries into the 2020 Fresh Impressions Exhibition.

Tour of Mapleton, Siuslaw and homeschoolers' artwork opens April 22

April 21, 2020 — Every year, the Fresh Impressions Exhibition at Florence Events Center features student artwork from the Siuslaw and Mapleton school districts, as well as from area homeschoolers. This year, the 2020 Fresh Impressions Exhibition Artist Opening is scheduled for a virtual tour which opens Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m.

The community, including students and their families, are invited to check the show out in the online gallery at

According to organizer Jo Beaudreau, member of the FEC Gallery Committee, “This exhibition is a celebration of the artistic talents of the youth in our community. … A special thank you to those individuals, groups and businesses that have helped in make this event possible.”

She thanked the Friends of the Florence Events Center, Florence Events Center staff, the FEC Gallery Committee, Mapleton High School and art teacher Jessi Nelson, Siuslaw High School and art teacher Kim Pickell, Frames of Florence, Kiwanis Club of Florence, BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery, The Committee on Random Acts of Kindness and other sponsors for making this event possible.
“Be sure join in on the fun as we congratulate and support our youth on their talents and positive impact on our community,” Beaudreau said.

For more information, or to view the gallery, go to “Virtual Tour Fresh Impressions Reception 2020” on Facebook.