MIVAL show draws junior artists

Ninth-grader Ava Yeh stands with her first-place acrylic painting, “An Astronomical Swim,” in the category for 2D art for grades 9-12 at the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) Junior Arts Show. The 47-year tradition continues at the MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. SE, through Aug. 27. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show, which is sponsored by MIVAL, Wells Fargo Bank and Coldwell Banker Bain, hosts artwork by children in grades K-12 and includes drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, other 3D art and digitally produced images. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Visual Arts League