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.