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EOU exhibit features high school student artwork

East Oregonian

Published on February 20, 2018 5:20PM

The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University is excited to present its annual “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition.”

The exhibition opens Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery, located in Loso Hall on the university’s La Grande campus. There is no admission charge. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m.

The show gives audiences the opportunity to engage with the work of students from high schools throughout the region. Student artists’ work includes a variety of media.

The EOU Art Program faculty juries the exhibit and will present a number of honors. Award certificates, gift cards, sketchbooks and a variety of EOU swag will be awarded to the Best of Show winners in grades nine through 12. Honorable mentions also will be presented with certificates.

For the 10th year in a row, the La Grande Arts Commission will sponsor a cash award for an outstanding work by a La Grande student artist. Joining the commission in presenting special awards are three regional art centers, including Pendleton Center for the Arts. The arts center’s s award will be made in conjunction with Pendleton Art + Frame and the Blue Mountain Community College Foundation.

“The Nightingale Gallery is pleased to be able to encourage the creative endeavors of our region’s youth,” said Cory Peeke, Nightingale Gallery director. “We hope to support and inspire these students to continue their artistic pursuits as well recognize the hard work and dedication of their teachers who conscientiously and often with limited resources help cultivate such promising young artists.”

The exhibit runs through Wednesday, March 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.eou.edu/art or search Facebook for “Nightingale Gallery.”


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