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Canton, Ohio — The Canton Museum of Art, supported by Malone University, Kent State University Stark and Walsh University, presents the 23rd annual Stark County High School Art Exhibition, on view March 21 through April 13, 2014, in the Museum’s lower galleries. Admission to the exhibition is free.
The StarkCounty High School Art Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for aspiring artists to have their work exhibited in a professional museum setting. All pieces presented are original works created as part of their school curriculums and chosen by the school’s art instructor. Each school is limited to ten entries with no more than two per artist. Works are judged on both originality and technical ability.
Canton Museum of Art Curator Lynnda Arrasmith said, “Each year, the quality of this exhibit grows, with new media and styles providing diverse contrasts and messages. We’re proud to have this unique exhibit and such fresh talent in the galleries for all to enjoy.”
An awards ceremony will be April 1, at a reception scheduled from 5 to 7 pm. Awards will be presented at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend. College scholarship awards for the First, Second and Third Place are $1,000, $600 and $400, respectively. Honorable mention awards will be presented, with each winner receiving a scholarship for classes at the Canton Museum of Art.
Participating schools in the 2014 Stark County High School Art Exhibition are:
• Alliance High School
• Jackson High School
• McKinley Senior High School
• Canton South High School
• Lake High School
• Minerva High School
• Central Catholic High School
• Louisville High School
• Northwest High School
• GlenOak High School
• Malvern High School
• Perry High School
• Hoover High School
• Marlington High School
• Tuslaw High School
Sponsor Malone University will have a gallery display featuring their arts and other academic programs, and counselors will be available at the awards to discuss programs and admission. Kent State University Stark and Walsh University will have materials available.
Museum Hours: Monday, Closed; Tuesday – Thursday, 10am - 8pm; Friday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm; and Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.
About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio's premier locations for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic CMA-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-Museum classes and workshops. For more information, including hours, exhibits and special events, call 330.453.7666, visit www.cantonart.org, Facebook® at “Canton Museum of Art” or @CantonMuseum on Twitter®.