SAB Celebrates Student Art Work

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 30, 2016)  Student Activities Board’s Cultural Arts Committee presents the fourth annual Young Artists Exhibit at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Peace Gallery located in the Funkhouser Building, in order to encourage University of Kentucky students to present their work in a professional gallery.

Portfolios and applications were available on the SAB website and were due by March 11. The students whose artwork will be presented at the gallery reception was decided two weeks prior to the event.

“Cultural Arts will be hosting its fourth annual Young Artists Competition this spring in order to continue the tradition of supporting student artists on UK's campus,” said Taylor Hamilton, SAB director of cultural arts. “The arts has historically been one of the more difficult disciplines to fund. Utilizing local talent, we hope to foster an environment where all student artists, regardless of skill level, are given an opportunity to present their work to their peers. The competition and subsequent exhibit provide such an opportunity. This event is also our committees method of giving back to the community that has tirelessly supported our events every semester.”

At the reception, there will be a two-tiered voting system. Three winners will be chosen, one by the judges and two by attendees of the event via text-in poll. The panel of judges consist of local artists and gallery owners. Each of the winners will be announced at the end of the reception and will receive a $750 scholarship from Kennedy’s Art Store.

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