Clarke Exhibit Showcases High School Artists

posted on November 8, 2010

The Clarke University Art Department will host a “High School Invitational Exhibit” featuring outstanding work by select students from  18 regional high schools now through November 20  in the Quigley Gallery on the Clarke campus.

The exhibit will conclude with a one-day workshop on November 20 that is open to all high school students. Admission to the exhibit and workshop is free and the public is invited to attend.  To RSVP for the workshop, e-mail or call (563)588-6463.

The High School Invitational Exhibit features 115 works varying in design and medium. “We felt it was important to showcase talented work by students in the tri-state region,” said Louise Kames, MFA, chair and professor of art at Clarke. “We are extremely pleased with the number and quality of works we have to display.” High school students within a 60-mile radius were invited to participate in the exhibit.

Participating high schools include: Western Dubuque High School, Galena High School, West Carroll High School, Calamus-Wheatland High School, Dyersville Beckman High School, Wahlert Catholic High School, Preston High School, Clayton Ridge High School, Bellevue High School, Marquette High School, Alburnett High School, Andrew High School, Dubuque Senior High School, Potosi High School, Brodhead High School, Starmont High School and Stephen Hempstead High School.

The workshop at the conclusion of the exhibit is open to all high school art students. The sessions offered include: the artist sketchbook; screen-print smorgasbord; introduction to oil painting techniques; introduction to airbrush painting techniques; gesture drawing workshop; and design problem solving inspired by environmental artist Andy Goldworthy. Students wishing to attend the screen-print session should bring t-shirts. All other materials will be provided.

The Quigley Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.


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