FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 3, 2014
CONTACT: Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College will hold a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, to marking the opening of the Annual Juried Wilson College Student Art Exhibition. The exhibit, presented by Wilson’s Department of Fine Arts and Dance, will continue through April 25, in the Bogigian Gallery, which is located on the second floor of Lortz Hall.
The show provides a venue for Wilson students to share their work with the community. Like most open calls for entry, the exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs and mixed-media artwork with a wide array of subject matter and content.
This year’s juror is Carolyn Baker, a local artist and art instructor at Greencastle-Antrim High School.
The exhibit is modeled after the famous salons of 19th century Paris, when the French government organized official exhibits that were juried by respected artist/academics.
After some 3,000 artists were rejected from the salon in 1863, protests erupted over so many rejections, causing Napoleon III to order an exhibit of the refused works. In the spirit of the nonconforming artists who were refused from the state-sponsored event, Wilson’s student art exhibition will also include a Salon des Refusés (Salon of Refusals). Works rejected from the exhibit will be displayed in the second- and third-floor studios of Lortz Hall, and viewers are invited to decide for themselves now, as they were in Paris, if the art is substandard or not.
The Bogigian Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For additional information or an appointment, contact Philip Lindsey at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 25 majors and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college has a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.