“Selfie,” Pastel on Paper, 28in x 35in, 2014 by artist Paul Loehl. Courtesy of the Artist. (Submitted)

‘State Of the Arts’ Celebrates High School Art Educators

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The Ohio University School of Art + Design is excited to host the Fourth Annual exhibition, “State of the Arts,” on view through Oct. 29, in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall. An opening reception is planned for Monday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Invitations went out to over 1,350 art educators in Ohio and the surrounding region, to submit up to three works for consideration. The pieces featured in the exhibition were selected by the faculty and graduate students in the School of Art + Design, and include works from 45 artists, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculpture, clay and mixed media pieces. Representing a growing network of high school art teachers currently working in Ohio and the surrounding region, “State of the Arts,” provides a unique platform for recognizing the professionalism, diversity and clear commitment to art found throughout the state.

The School of Art + Design is the only school in Ohio that supports this type of exhibition geared towards high school teachers.

“I’ve spoken with many talented students whose choice to pursue their art was highly influenced by an inspiring high school teacher,” said David LaPalombara, director of the School of Art + Design. “This exhibition is a recognition of that important relationship.”

The reception is held in conjunction with the College of Fine Art’s “Experience the Arts Day,” an annual event in which hundreds of prospective students and parents spend the day getting acquainted with the art programs and facilities available at Ohio University.

The exhibition can be viewed in the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall 536, through Oct. 29, with open gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday–Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for Ohio.