By: Sharon Buhr (CHi Mercy Health Art Gallery)

A reception to celebrate the opening of the VCSU Student Art Exhibit at CHI Mercy Health (Mercy Hospital) in the Mercy Art Gallery will be held Thursday, March 7th from 3:30 -4:30 pm. The above pastel entitled ‘Needles”, a work by Zoey Koch is one of the many pieces that will be displayed. The public is invited to attend. Enter by the public entrance to CHI Mercy Health at the main entrance (east side) of the hospital.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The VCSU Art Department and CHI Mercy Health (Mercy Hospital) in Valley City are excited to announce their collaboration on a student art exhibition displaying the works of VCSU Art Students at the Mercy Hospital Gallery. A reception to celebrate the opening will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 3:30-4:30 pm in the gallery. The public is invited to attend.

The show will be open to the public through the months of March and April. The gallery is located on the first floor of CHI Mercy Health (Mercy Hospital), 570 Chautauqua Boulevard in Valley City.

This exhibition will feature the 2-D works of art by the students of Assistant Professor Brock Drenth who is the VCSU Art Department Chair and Assistant Professor Angela Mircsov.

The exhibit features works of art by both art majors and minors, and include
photographs, paintings, and drawings.

The exhibiting artists are: Brenna Winter from Valley City, Isaac Ingstad from Valley City; Alexa McCulloch from Valley City; Zoey Koch from Valley City; Zander Dale from Navajo, New Mexico; Jennifer Schrader from Langden; Shania Schooler from Jamestown; Kallie Fretheim from Valley City; and Laken Chase from Milnor.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the opening reception or to come to CHI Mercy Health anytime between 7 am and 10 pm during March and April to see the VCSU Art Department Student Show at the Mercy Gallery.