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Kent State University at Stark hosts the 2016 Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Exhibit

3,000 Pieces of Artwork on Display January 19 - February 3

Kent State University at Stark will host the 62nd Annual Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Exhibit and Awards Ceremony. The Scholastic Art Exhibition, featuring more than 3,000 pieces of artwork from middle and high school students, representing schools in Stark, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Tuscarawas and Medina counties, will be on display from January 19 – February 3 in the Campus Center, Fine Arts Building and the Main Hall Art Gallery, located at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. The buildings will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regional awards ceremonies for seniors and students in grades 7-12 will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. and noon, respectively, in the Kent State Stark Conference Center. Tickets are required for admission. Please contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or if a representative from your publication would like to attend the award ceremonies. Tickets will be provided to press personnel.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the largest, longest-running and most prestigious recognition programs for creative young people in the United States. Kent State Stark is one of 90 regional partners that sponsor the local awards program. Middle and high school art and photography students will be awarded Silver and Gold Key awards for their efforts. Several special awards, purchase awards and the American Vision Award will also be presented.

Gold Key winners, American Vision Nominees and Portfolio Finalists will be forwarded into the national level of the Scholastic Art Awards judging process in New York City. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presents the National Student Art Exhibition of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City in June 2016. Approximately 300 artworks designated with National Gold Medals and National American Visions Medals will be included in the exhibition. Students will be notified if their work has been selected for a national exhibition. Select works will appear in the national catalog, some issues of scholastic magazines and other publications.

POSTED: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:49am
UPDATED: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 3:30pm
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