Upper Iowa University to host area high school art show April 17

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 9, 2015) – The Upper Iowa University Art Department will host the annual Northeast Iowa High School Art Show in the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in Edgar Fine Arts Hall on April 17. Upper Iowa has been involved in the high school art show for 30 years.

Students will begin the day at 8:30 a.m. in the gallery preparing for the juried exhibition.  The student works will include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, computer graphics/graphic design, photography and mixed media. Current UIU art students will conduct demonstrations for the high school artists as part of the event’s art education program.

The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. Awards will be given at noon.

Judging the event is Greg Jones, art education teacher, Van Buren Community Schools, Van Buren, Iowa. Jones is a 1997 graduate of Upper Iowa with a degree in education with art and psychology endorsements.

Some 160 high school artists are registered from Central, Clayton Ridge, Crestwood, North Fayette-Valley, New Hampton, Oelwein; South Winn, Starmont and Wapsie Valley.

For more information, contact Elissa Wenthe, assistant professor of art, at wenthee@uiu.edu.

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.

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