Now is your last chance to check out the Bevier Gallery’s Rochester Regional High School and Middle School exhibition. The idea of this exhibition was to invite young artists from Rochester and the Finger Lakes area to showcase their creations from art programs at school. This event turned out to be a great success, where students were given a platform to present their art skills and encourage the spirit of competition.

The event witnessed over a thousand attendees including participating students, teachers, families and friends. The 182 artworks submitted by 99 teachers portrayed the diversity of media being taught to students in middle school and high school. These pieces were nominated for awards in various categories sponsored by the different schools in College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS). The awards were handed out by the chairs, Glen Hintz (School of Art) and Peter Byrne (School of Design), while special awards were handed out by Bevier Gallery Coordinator Shane Durgee and Dean of CIAS Dr. Lorraine Justice.

Paintings, collages, craftwork, photographs and even sculptures are displayed at this exhibition. A wide range of portraits have also been showcased in addition to metal and ceramic artwork. They portray a great clarity of ideas nourished in the minds of these students by their teachers and an excellent implementation of those ideas. There are strong messages sent out by some pieces while others show subtle hints of emotions and expression, the quality of this artwork is fascinating. The efforts of these young artists and their teachers is highly commendable.

Photo Credits: Bevier Gallery

The arrangement shows a balance of subject matter and color schemes and possesses the potential to create a combined effect on the mind of a viewer even though the adjoining pieces are created by different individuals. The credit for this impressive arrangement is due to the coordinator of Bevier Gallery, Shane Durgee. Also, the students from MST program volunteered to help Durgee with the setup. We congratulate Durgee and his volunteers for putting up a successful show that received such a huge response.

Bevier Gallery is located at the second floor of Booth Hall and is open between 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The show will remain on display until Feb 11, so hurry before it ends!

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