FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Highland Gallery will open the 51st District Juried Art Exhibit with a reception and awards ceremony from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
The award ceremony is at 5:30 p.m. during the opening reception. The exhibition is open at the Gallery through March 4. The Juried District Art Exhibit is designed to recognize local artists in the Highland district and to celebrate their visual contribution to the community.
“The dedicated artists from our district 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 Robert Apolloni, Art Instructor and Highland Gallery Director.
The event is free and open to the public.