On Nov. 11, the Fifth Annual Juried High School Student Art Exhibit was held in the Bogigian gallery in Lortz Hall. The event was free and opened to the public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
According to Professor Robert Dickson, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, there were high school students that submitted their work from Adams, Washington, and Franklin Counties. Over 100 entries were submitted and only 28 were picked. Dickson stated that parents, grandparents, and family friends of the students came to see their work.
“It’s important that young artists have someone to support them and encourage them,” Dickson states, “Art is very important, and it encourages you to find your own voice.”
The artists’ work that was featured was amazing and unique. There were not only paintings, but sculptures as well. Dickson explained that “Good artists can balance both technique and skill.”
The paintings and sculptures were very distinct from one another, and some of them had prices up to $300 or more.
The artists seemed to have some inspiration in their lives to make each piece. Some were inspired by Disney and made a painting with Disney princesses and combined it with The Last Supper. Others might have been inspired by more personal experiences.
Hopefully the gallery also inspired Wilson College students to do just as well or even better than the high school students who showed their wonderful artwork.
The gallery will be open until Dec. 4, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.