The Emerging Talent High School Art Show continues through Thursday, Jan. 29, at William Woods University, and prize winners will be revealed at a reception that evening. The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.
The high school art may be viewed in the Mildred M. Cox Art Gallery, which is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public.
All mid-Missouri high school students were invited to submit their artwork for display in the “Missouri and I” high school art show exhibit. This is the fourth year
WWU has hosted a high school art competition. Nicole Petrescu, gallery coordinator, and the William Woods art committee curated the art show.
“The Emerging Talent Show is an event that the university looks forward to each year. The show gives us the opportunity to get to better know our community and connect with the young, talented artists who put forward future visions in visual arts. It also gives the area high school students the opportunity to explore the WWU campus, our art program, and to make new friends,” explains Petrescu.
The Best of Show is selected by the WWU student body through a campus-wide vote. The student who created the Best of Show piece will be awarded an honorary $1,000 scholarship toward art studies at William Woods University.
“I hope our WWU community, faculty, staff and students will join us in celebrating and congratulating the local young talents next week,” said Petrescu. “This year’s exhibition ended up being an amazing display of diverse mediums; the work evolving from the deepest insights that students have portrayed for us in visual form.”
For more information, contact Petrescu at 573-592-4244 or Nicole.Petrescu@williamwoods.edu