Bogigian Gallery Holds Juried Art Exhibition for Local Students

Byline: by Sooji Ahn

Posted: November 16, 2012

Wilson College students, as well as area high school students and their families, visited the reception of an art exhibition at Wilson College from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thu, Nov 1. The Annual Juried Students Art Exhibition is in the Bogigian Gallery in Lortz Hall from Nov. 1 to Dec. 7, 2012, and is free and open to the public.

Wilson College Department of Fine Arts and Dance is holding the high school exhibition of art for the second time. This art exhibition offers an opportunity for area high school students to exhibit their talent and art work in a juried show, and also reach outto the community.

"I am taking a painting class right now, so I am realizing how much thought and work goes into impressive works of art. It was humbling to see the high school students' hard work, prowess, and creativity at display in the exhibition," said Jyotsna Dhakal '14.

The first exhibition last year had 115 works of art. However, this year's art exhibition has only 17 works of art, chosen out of 60 entries sub­mitted by high school students from Franklin, Adams, Cum­berland and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania and Washing­ton County, Md.

"We had fewer entries in current show because this ex­hibit is earlier in school year than our last show. But the level of sophistication is the same as the first show, they did a good job," said Philip Lind­sey, Assoc. Prof of Fine Arts. This year, Kaitlyn Moore, a senior

from Greencastle-Antrim High School, received the first prize for her piece titled Four Seasons, a ceramic vessel made out of clay that has been glazed and fired. According to Lindsey, Four Sea­sons has a high degree of creativity, demonstrates strong skill in crafts­manship and holds meaning beyond that contained by the object itself. For these reasons, the committee selected Four Seasons as first prize.

"Maybe hundred times better than what I expect. I can see cre­ative and diverse artworks such as paintings, pencil works and pho­tographs. This exhibition becomes aware of artists and their talents. I'm really proud of my friends and other students," said Kayla Fekete, a se­nior from Biglerville High School.

According to Lindsey, this par­ticular exhibit is only focused on high school students. However, Wilson College hosts numerous exhibitions for profes­sional artists throughout the year.

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