Arts & Culture

Best of Fayette County High School Students’ Art Showcased

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A variety of works of art from young local artists are on display at the 2017 Fayette County Public Schools High School Art Show hosted by the UK School of Art and Visual Studies. The free public show is 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Bolivar Gallery.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 8, 2017) A variety of works of art from young local artists are on display at the 2017 Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) High School Art Show at the University of Kentucky. Hosted by the UK School of Art and Visual Studies, the annual show is free and open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Bolivar Art Gallery, located in the Art and Visual Studies Building on 236 Bolivar St. 

This show is a great opportunity for FCPS students to showcase their artistic talents in a professional gallery space. The juried exhibit will allow Lexington residents the opportunity to view works of great up-and-coming artists.

Friday's showing includes a reception and awards banquet for the young artists. Works will be judged by UK School of Art and Visual Studies faculty and awards will be presented in the following categories: black and white drawing, color drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, crafts, digital media, photography, mixed media and printmaking.

Students from the following five FCPS high schools will be represented: Bryan Station High School; Henry Clay High School; Lafayette High School, home to the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA); Paul Laurence Dunbar High School; and Tates Creek High School.

The UK School of Art and Visual Studies, at the UK College of Fine Arts, is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of art studioart history and visual studiesart education, and digital media and design.

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