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Exhibition of Local High School Students' Art to Begin Feb. 9

Posted: February 2, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College will hold a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to mark the opening of an exhibition of art made by area high school students. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will continue through March 16, in the Bogigian Gallery, which is located on the second floor of Lortz Hall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
Jan. 30, 2012
CONTACT: Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305
Email: philip.lindsey@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College will hold a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to mark the opening of an exhibition of art made by area high school students. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will continue through March 16, in the Bogigian Gallery, which is located on the second floor of Lortz Hall.

A total of 115 works of art were submitted by 54 high school students from Franklin, Adams, Cumberland and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Md., according to Philip Lindsey, Wilson associate professor of fine arts.

“The exhibit is the first of its kind at Wilson, and is an opportunity for area students to showcase their work and have it judged by the college art faculty,” Lindsey said.

Cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for first, second and third places, respectively, and an honorable mention will be awarded as well.

Students are encouraged to offer their works of art for sale during the exhibition, which is presented by Wilson’s Department of Fine Arts and Dance.

For more information, contact Lindsey at Philip.lindsey@wilson.edu or 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.

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Last Updated: February 2, 2012