Emerging Young Massachusetts Art Students to Showcase Works Beginning January 26

UMass Dartmouth's CVPA to Host Exhibition for Talented High School Art Students

UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) has the pleasure to present the Emerging Young Artists 2014 Invitational Exhibition at the UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery on the first floor of the CVPA building at UMass Dartmouth from January 26 to February 1, 2014. The CVPA is hosting this exhibition to showcase the work of many of the region's talented art students. More than 90 works will be on display. The UMass Dartmouth community and the general public are invited to a reception for the young artists and their art teachers on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 3:00 p.m. 

The exhibition recognizes the exceptional merit of high school art students from twenty high school art programs in Massachusetts. The participating schools were invited to be part of the exhibition based on their long-term commitment to art education demonstrated by the quality of work that comes from their art programs. The art teachers from these high schools were asked to select artwork in any media (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, printmaking, etc.) from five of their best students to be included in this group exhibition. The result is a marvelous exhibition that brings together and highlights the talents of these young artists. 

Participating High Schools: 

Abington High School 
Attleboro High School 
Auburn High School 
Bishop Connolly High School 
Bishop Feehan High School 
Bishop Stang High School 
Bourne High School 
Brockton High School 
CATS Academy Boston 
Dartmouth High School 
Fairhaven High School 
Joseph Case High School 
Lunenburg High School 
Marlborough High School 
Northampton High School 
Pembroke High School 
Plymouth North High School 
Revere High School 
Seekonk High School 
Westport High School 

UMass Dartmouth's CVPA is also pleased to present the first annual High School Virtual Exhibition, which serves as an accompanying exhibition to the invitational exhibition, for the 2013-14 academic year. Digital images of artwork from four states and 10 high schools were entered. The works can be viewed here. 

The emphasis of the CVPA Campus Gallery is given to works that celebrate the talents and creativity of members of the CVPA community. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday hours only available for Emerging Young Artists 2014 Invitational Exhibition). These hours are through the academic year when classes are in session. All CVPA Campus Gallery programming (including exhibitions, receptions, and lectures) is free of charge and open to the public. For more information visit umassd.edu/cvpa, contact gallery@umassd.edu, or visit the UMass Dartmouth Galleries Facebook page. 

The CVPA Campus Gallery is located on UMass Dartmouth's Main Campus (285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747). Those wishing to visit the gallery or attend the reception should park in lot 7.

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