FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Highland Community College announces a call for entries for their 49th annual District High School Juried Art Exhibit on view at the Highland Gallery from April 11 to May 2. The juried art exhibit is designed to recognize high school artists in northwest Illinois to celebrate their visual contributions to the community.
“Highland Gallery has been hosting this juried high school art exhibit for 49 years, serving as a highly successful collaboration between the college and our district high schools,” Said Robert Apolloni, Highland Gallery Director. “This exciting, annual spring exhibit showcases the many talented high school students that choose to share their visual art accomplishments with our college and 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.”
Work is due from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 14 in the west wing of the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
An Opening Reception and Awards presentation is on April 11, 4:30 to 6 p.m., with an award ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“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,” said Apolloni.
For more information about this exhibit or the Highland Gallery, contact Bill Buehler at 815-599-3490 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to highland.edu/highland-gallery.