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Local Students Display Art at Lee

By Hannah Vickery

Lee University’s art program is hosting the Student Art Expo, a showcase of student works from local middle and high schools, through Thursday, April 21. Artwork is on display in Room 204 of the Communication Arts Building on Lee’s campus.

“We are happy that we can serve the community in this capacity,” said Mary Mathias-Dickerson, assistant professor of art at Lee. “It is great to see the artwork of students from various high schools and middle schools in one place. We are looking forward to making this kind of show an annual event where area art students and teachers can come together to see what is happening in the art studios outside of their classroom setting.”

Students from Bradley Central High School (BCHS), Cleveland High School (CHS), Cleveland Middle School, Lake Forest Middle School, Ocoee Middle School, and Walker Valley High School submitted over 120 art pieces for the Student Art Expo.

“We were pleasantly surprised by both the quantity and the quality of the work submitted by the local schools,” said John Simmons, assistant professor of art at Lee. “I think the show demonstrates the caliber of the public school art program and the fine work done by the teachers in the classes.”

Three Lee University scholarships were awarded to student artists during an opening reception earlier this month. Winners include Michael Jones of BCHS, recipient of the $2,000 award; Anna Holmes of BCHS, recipient of the $1,000 award; and Phoebe Han of CHS, the $500 award winner.

For more information about the Student Art Expo or Lee’s art program, contact jsimmons@leeuniversity.edu.
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