NEWPORT, R.I. – More than 200 of the state’s most talented young artists representing dozens of high schools throughout Rhode Island have their works in all mediums – including digital art – on display through Feb. 6 at Salve Regina University’s Hamilton Gallery on Lawrence Ave.
The special exhibit, free and open to the public, is part of The 2011 Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards being co-hosted by the Rhode Island Art Education Association and Salve Regina. The program, designed for high school students throughout the state, includes a juried art exhibition, art workshops and awards presentation.
A ceremony for 75 gold and silver key award-winning students, their families and their teachers will be held on Sunday, Jan. 23 from 2-3 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue. A reception will follow at Hamilton Gallery. Snow date is Jan. 30.
As part of the program, the award-winning students and their teachers attended a day of art workshops on Saturday, Jan. 15 in the studios of Salve Regina’s Antone Academic Center. The workshops were taught by Salve Regina professors Gerry Perrino (painting), Bert Emerson (digital), Jay Lacouture (ceramics) and adjunct Matt Clowney (photography).
Hamilton Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
Salve Regina’s art department is among a select group of accredited members of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) who devote themselves exclusively to a bachelor of arts curriculum with a major in studio art or art history with concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, photography, painting and drawing.
The university also offers an interdisciplinary major in interactive communication technology that stresses the use of technology in an increasingly visual world.
Paper Me: Olivia Gebelein, a senior at St. George’s School in Middletown, was awarded a Gold Key for her sculpture, “Paper Me.”
Cowboy Roping: Patrick Holowesko, a senior at St. George’s School in Middletown, received a Gold Key award for his sculpture, “Cowboy Roping.”
Dancing with Myself: Portsmouth High School senior Sylvia Magleby was awarded a Gold Key and was an American Visions nominee for her photograph, “Dancing With Myself.”
Senior Self-Portrait: Hannah Fuchs, a senior at Moses Brown School in Providence, was awarded a Gold Key for his sculpture, “Senior Self-Portrait #1: The Escape.”