A students display work in Washington D.C.

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts has been invited by the United States Department of Education to demonstrate the importance of arts education with an exhibition and live performances in Washington, D.C. on April 22.

The FIA took this opportunity to form a cross-disciplinary collaboration called Flint Arts on the Road that will include students from the FIA’s Pre- College Portfolio Development Program (PDP), as well as students from Flint Youth Theatre (FYT), The Flint School of the Performing Arts (FSPA), and Tapology.

While in Washington D.C., gifted students from each organization will have a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity to showcase their work. The FIA’s PDP student exhibition will be on view in the Lyndon B. Johnson Building.

Performances by FYT’s Drama School, FSPA’s Dort Honors String Quartet, and Tapology’s Youth Ensemble will be held in the U.S. Department of Education’s 250-seat auditorium. Participants will also visit important cultural and historical landmarks during their stay in Washington.

The Flint Institute of Arts is located just two blocks off I-475 in the Flint Cultural Center between the University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Community College.

Details: Visit www.FlintArts.org, or call 810-234-1695. — G.G.

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