Freeport, Illinois — The Highland Community College District High School Juried Art Exhibit is designed to recognize high school artists in northwest Illinois and to celebrate their visual contributions to the community. An opening reception and awards presentation will take place on Thursday, April 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with an award ceremony to be held at 5:30 p.m.
Work is due on Thursday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the west wing of the Ferguson Fine Arts Center. The Vexhibit entry form and prospectus can be found by visiting the news section at highland.edu.
The following is a message from Highland Gallery Director Robert Apolloni:
Highland Gallery has been hosting this juried high school art exhibit for 47 years, serving as a highly successful collaboration between the College and our district high schools. This exciting, annual spring exhibit showcases the many talented high school students that choose to share their visual art accomplishments with our College and the community. Art exhibitions such as this reflect the spirit and ideas of a given community; allowing us an opportunity to peek into the overall wellbeing of that community through the eyes of artists.
The dedicated art teachers from our district high schools should be commended for their ability to encourage and support the arts; especially in a time where fine arts are increasingly challenged to defend their existence. Indeed, this exhibit symbolizes the importance and role of the arts as a symbol for the direction of any given community.
The public is invited to join us for an opening reception on Thursday, April 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center on the Highland campus. Awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about this exhibit or the Highland Gallery, contact Bill Buehler at 815.599.3490 firstname.lastname@example.org.