The annual “Visually Literate” High School Art Exhibition opened Thursday, April 12, at the Southern Ohio Museum. This year, 149 entries from 11 school districts were submitted for judging to become part of the exhibition. There are seven categories including: black-and-white drawing, color drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, utilitarian three-dimensional work, and photography, graphic arts and digital media.
The judge for the show was Kevin Lyles, art instructor at the University of Rio Grande. The exhibition will include 51 works of art from Clay, East, Minford, New Boston, Northwest, Oak Hill, Portsmouth, South Webster, Valley, West and Wheelersburg schools.
The exhibit will be on display April 12 through May 10 in the upstairs galleries of the Southern Ohio Museum. There will be an Opening Reception for the student artists at the Museum on Thursday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m., with the Awards Ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m. As part of the Awards Ceremony, Mr. Lyles will share his thoughts about the artwork and the exhibit. There will be live music and light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will be on display through May 10 in the upstairs galleries of the Southern Ohio Museum.
This event is coordinated by the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center.