FAYETTE, Iowa (April 9, 2010) –Upper Iowa University will host the 27th annual Northeast Iowa High School Art Show on Friday April 16. The one-day-only exhibit will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the newly renovated UIU Edgar Fine Arts Building on the Fayette campus. Events include a juried exhibit and guest speakers. The annual art show is sponsored by Keystone Area Education Agency, Art Educators of Iowa and Upper Iowa University.
More than 60 students from eight area high schools are expected to participate, according to John Siblik, UIU assistant professor of art and coordinator of this year’s show. “We expect the best student printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, computer graphics, photography and mixed media works in Northeast Iowa to be on exhibit,” said Siblik.
Students participating in the events are from the following high schools: Clayton Ridge, Decorah, MFL-MarMac, North Fayette, New Hampton, Postville, South Winneshiek, and Starmont.
The public is invited to view the student works, which will be on exhibit in the Davis-Bing Memorial Gallery in the Edgar Fine Arts Building. The juror for the show is Steven Lucke, 2010 Teacher of Year Finalist and Art Teacher at Bellevue School District, Bellevue, Iowa.
In addition to the juried exhibition of student work, a full line-up of speakers is scheduled, including: John Napolitano, UIU class of 2009, graphic designer, Sears Corporation, Chicago; Kelly Timp of Calmar, UIU class of 2010, student intern at FireFarm, Elkader, Iowa; and Jolene Ridenhour of Davenport, UIU class of 2012 who will share her experience as a student artist studying to be an art teacher.
“We are pleased to host this event once again for Keystone AEA and the Art Educators of Iowa and to share in their missions of promoting excellence in the visual arts and providing educational opportunities for high school students in Northeast Iowa,” Siblik said.
Keystone AEA is dedicated to providing the children of Northeast Iowa with the best possible educational opportunities. Art Educators of Iowa is a non-profit organization unified with the National Art Education Association and affiliated with the Iowa Alliance for Art Education, whose purpose is to promote excellence in visual arts education in Iowa.
For more information about the Northeast Iowa High School Art Show, contact Siblik at 563-425-5241.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
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