Juried Student Exhibition Comes to Barton Art Galleries December 7-18

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Quentin King, Student Artist

WILSON, N.C. —  A semester’s worth of hard work by student artists is going on display at Barton College. The College’s Juried Student Exhibition opens in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, Dec. 7, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition continues through Friday, Dec. 18. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.

For their Juried Student Exhibition, Barton students are invited to enter up to three pieces of art in any medium. Guest juror, Wilson artist and art educator Demetrius Smith, will judge each piece, and the selected works will then be exhibited in the Galleries. This year, Barton College President Dr. Douglas N. Searcy and his wife, Beth, will select one of the works to put on display inside the Barton-Graves House.

“The Juried Student Exhibition gives the Barton College art student a very real-life experience – the juror!” explained Maureen T. O’Neill, director of Exhibitions and Educational Programming at the Barton Art Galleries. “This is a process most will continue to encounter in their professional lives as artists. The outside juror has no relationship with the art students and thus chooses work for the exhibition based on the work alone. The exhibit is also a great opportunity for members of the Barton and Wilson communities to see work by art students from each discipline.”

The Barton Art Galleries are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For additional information, contact (252) 399-6477 or artgalleries@barton.edu.

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