High school art on display at Wilson College

November 11, 2012
  • Last year's first-prize winner at Wilson College's exhibit of area high school students was this digital photograph, "Shoe," by Caroline Yoo, then an 11th-grader at Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy.
Submitted photo

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College is hosting an exhibition of art made by area high school students.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will continue through Dec. 7 in the Bogigian Gallery on the second floor of Lortz Hall.

This is the second year for the exhibition, which represents an opportunity for area high school students to showcase their artwork and talent, and be part of a juried process involving fine-arts faculty as jurors. Cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for first, second and third places, respectively, and 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.

Last year's juried high school art exhibit at Wilson College featured 115 works of art submitted by 54 high school students from Franklin, Adams, Cumberland and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Md.

In other Wilson College news, the school will host the third annual Handmade for the Holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the upper and lower levels of Lenfest Commons. The event will feature handmade items from local craftspeople.

This year’s items include pottery, jewelry, paper craft, textiles, soap products and paintings.

Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter.

Handmade for the Holidays is sponsored by the Wilson College Women’s Studies Advisory Program and the chaplain’s office.

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