Juried Art Exhibition opens Feb. 22

art-show1It’s the one time of year that students from all classes get an opportunity to display their artwork during the Marietta College Art Department’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The exhibition opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in the Hermann Fine Art gallery. The exhibition will remain open to the public until March 22.

This juried exhibition features work done between February 2012 and February 2013, by students enrolled in a Marietta College art or graphic design class. A variety of media will be represented, including drawing, printmaking, oil painting, graphic design and photography. 

Abby Hayhurst, director of the Parkersburg Art Center and Steven Hollis ’10, graphic designer at Offenberger and White, will jury the student work.  A Best of Show prize will be awarded as well as prizes for outstanding work in each medium.

“The annual student show is always one of our favorites in the art department. It is exciting to see the work that students have chosen to exhibit,” said instructor Beth Nash. “This is a juried show so only about 50 percent of the work that is submitted gets juried in. The exhibit showcases the best of our student work and illustrates the growth and energy of our students.”

The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Hermann Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible.