VANCOUVER, Wash. — New gallery shows at Washington State University Vancouver feature art by Polish orphans and local artist Wayne Chin.

Through Oct. 25, paintings and drawings by children from the “Bęc” Gallery at the Demptowo Orphanage in Gdynia, Poland, are on display in the Student Services building gallery. The Galeria Bęc is part of the Dom Dziecka, or “Children’s Home,” in Gydnia, a port on the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Danzig.

The exhibition is “a collection of hearts, characters, attitudes and needs and because of its extent, openness and diversity…gathers all that are in need as well as those willing to share their time and ideas.” The pieces on display are courtesy of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.

Through Nov. 8, portraits and landscapes in oil, watercolor and other mediums by Wayne Chin are on display in the Engineering Life Sciences building gallery.

Chin was born and raised in Guangzhou, China and has more than 30 years experience in fine art. After completing fine arts studies at the Cultural Art College of Guangzhou, Chin traveled to the United States to further his study at Portland State University. Besides completing hundreds of portraits and landscapes, he worked for 10 years as an architectural illustrator for Soderstrom Architects in Portland. Chin has won a number of first place awards at local art shows and festivals including the Lake Oswego Festival of Art and the Gresham City Hall Art Show.

Visitors are welcome during building hours — Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery exhibits at WSU Vancouver are coordinated by the Office of Campus Advancement. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue. For more information call 360/546-9600 or visit www.vancouver.wsu.edu/ca/CampusArt2.htm.