29 May 2012
The 17th annual High School Art Exhibition opens with a reception and awards ceremony from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the Art Gallery, located in Upper Alumni Hall.
Susan Skoczen, gallery director, said students from high schools in the region are invited to display their work during the annual show. This year, it includes artwork by seniors from Kokomo, Oak Hill, Peru, and Tri-Central high schools.
"For the students who are considering a career in art, this would give them a first experience as part of an exhibition," she said. "Even those who don't choose a career in art benefit, because they're seeing that an art gallery is not so scary. They may gain an interest and visit other galleries and shows, broadening their own experiences."
She said because only seniors are included, "this is something the students really look forward to during high school, to have their turn to participate in this show. They also like to see what other students are creating at their schools."
The show is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see what kind of creative work students are doing in the schools, and gives the high school artists a chance to be part of a gallery exhibit.
The annual High School Art Exhibition continues through June 16. The Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday, Monday and Friday. Free parking is available on campus.
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Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.