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ALC art exhibit opening Saturday afternoon

WORTHINGTON -- The opening reception for an exhibit of artwork by students from the Worthington Area Learning Center will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at A Piece of Work Inc., 1619 Hill Ave., downtown Spirit Lake, Iowa.

The "Classroom to the Gallery" project will include a variety of pieces in different mediums. Two of the main pieces are collaborations between ALC art instructor Jim Van Horn and his students. The first, "Black Tuesday," is a large oil painting relating to the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, painted during the 2011-'12 school year. The second highlighted piece is a diptych, "Imperfect Minds," consisting of life-sized depictions of last year's two main presidential candidates created by collaging pieces of torn political mailers.

A Piece of Work is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Phone (712) 336-1077, or visit