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MSU to Host High School Art Exhibition, Competition

The Trail Blazer

The Claypool-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University will be hosting the Burley-Coal High School Art Exhibition & Competition, March 8 through 15.   The annual show is organized in partnership with the Kentucky Art Education Association, and features high school artwork from around the region.  The exhibition will be open for special Saturday hours on March 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In association with the exhibition the Department of Art & Design hosts its annual High School Art Day scheduled on Wednesday, March 15.  Schools from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have participated in this exciting event through demonstrations and hands-on art activities including an annual newspaper sculpture competition.

Regional high schools participating in the exhibition include: Allen Central, Belfry, Betsy Lane, Boyd County, Fairview Independent, Fleming County, Greenup County, Harrison County, Hazard, Jenkins, Johnson Central, June Buchanan, Knott County, Lawrence County, Leslie County, Lewis County, Nicholas County, Paintsville, Paul Blazer, Perry County, Pike County, Powell County, Mason County, Magoffin County, Montgomery County, Raceland-Worthington, Rowan, Russell, Sheldon Clark, and West Carter.

The Claypool-Young Art Gallery features contemporary art for the Morehead State University community as well as the university’s service region.  The gallery is located in the Claypool-Young Art Building on the campus of Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment, and is free and open to the public.  Parking is available on Main Street, directly behind the Claypool-Young Art Building, and across campus after 5 p.m.  Any questions or comments, call Jennifer Reis, gallery director, (606) 783-5446.

(story provided by Claypool-Young Art Gallery)

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