Rio to host high school art exhibit reception
RIO GRANDE, Ohio -- Once a year the Esther Allen Greer Museum at the University of Rio Grande becomes a showcase for high school artists throughout the region, with a pair of scholarships to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College awarded.
The third annual High School Juried Invitational Art Exhibition opened Feb. 12 with the closing reception and awards ceremony scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
Thirty-eight total pieces were selected for the exhibition with two awarded $500 Rio Grande scholarships as the Best In Show. Five additional $25 awards also will be announced during Thursday's reception.
The artwork represents seven regional high schools: Ironton, Jackson, Minford, Point Pleasant, Portsmouth, River Valley and Waverly.
The exhibition was open to all juniors and seniors enrolled in any public or private high school within 150 miles of Rio Grande. Each art teacher was eligible to submit up to 10 pieces.
"The Ohio Valley region has always been a great reservoir of artistic talent, and the Fine Arts Department at Rio Grande is proud to celebrate our bright young talents," Greer Museum Director James Allen said in a news release. "It's an impressive collection of work, with a variety of mediums to enjoy."
For more information, visit Rio.edu or call 800-282-7201.