Local high school students shine in Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition

Local high school students shine in Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition
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Ninety-one artworks by local high school students have been selected for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.

                        

Ninety-one artworks from local high school students were recently selected for the Region 10 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.

Now in its 53rd year, the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of young people in Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education.

The purpose is to provide all young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition.

The competition was held virtually statewide the first weekend of March in the state’s 15 regions, and 466 entries were submitted in Region 10, which includes schools in Carroll, Coshocton, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. Jurors for the Region 10 competition were Zac Pirillo, Aubrey Gealsha and Jane Crowther.

Regional art pieces selected by school districts in Region 10 were as follows:

—16 works by Canton South High School.

—One work by Claymont High School.

—11 works by Dover High School.

—25 works by Indian Valley High School.

—Five works by New Philadelphia High School.

—33 works by Perry High School.

Selected Region 10 works will be featured in an art show at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts through April 9. A closing reception will take place April 9 at 6 p.m.

Art educators with regional selected works are Chris Bergert from Canton South; Carrie Kunkle from Claymont; Samantha Hanenkrat, Wendy Mohn and Keri Stratton from Dover; Sara Dittfeld from Indian Valley; Heather Agar from New Philadelphia; and Julia Davis, Susan Rusu and Chris Wenning from Perry. The Region 10 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition director is Sara Dittfeld.

Gallery hours for the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 3:30 p.m. The Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts is located at 461 Robinson Drive SE in New Philadelphia.


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