Invitational Exhibit Features High School Art From Across Pennsylvania

Posted on 3/20/2015 8:54:54 AM

The 2015 High School Art Invitational at the University Museum of Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a celebration of Pennsylvania student artists. It will showcase over 50 works representing 12 high schools from across the state. The exhibit opens on Saturday, March 28, and runs through May 16.

The invitational, featuring the best artwork from high school juniors, selected by their teachers, ranging from drawings and paintings to mixed media and ceramics. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association.

The exhibition is organized by Robert Sweeny, professor of art education and coordinator of art education with IUP’s Department of Art. Sweeny is the senior editor of the Journal of the National Art Education Association and has published and presented his research on digital technologies and artistic practices in numerous venues.

The 12 schools represented include Indiana Area High School, Marion Center Area High School, Purchase Line Arts High School, Kiski School in Saltsburg, Punxsutawney Area High School, Greater Latrobe Senior High School, Williamson Junior-Senior High School in Lawrenceville, Highlands High School in Natrona Heights, State College Area High School, Greencastle-Antrim High School in Greencastle, Northern High School in York, and Pocono Mountain West High School in Pocono Summit.

Tiger by Kaylee Mehalic, Greater Latrobe Senior High SchoolA public reception for the exhibition will take place on Saturday, April 11, from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.

The University Museum, located on the first floor of John Sutton Hall, is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00–6:30 p.m.; Thursday 12:00–7:30 p.m.; and Saturday 12:00–4:00 p.m. It is closed Sunday and Monday. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free.

For more information, please contact the University Museum at 724-357-2397.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Student Cooperative Association at IUP. The University Museum receives state arts funding through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts provided through the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

Image: Tiger by Kaylee Mehalic, Greater Latrobe Senior High School

University Museum

High School Art Invitational

High School Art Invitational

March 28, 2015
May 16, 2015

University Museum, Sutton Hall

The exhibition will feature specially selected works of art created by students from regional high schools. Regular Museum Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 2:00–6:30 p.m.Thursday: 12:00–7:30 p.m.Saturday: 12:00–4:00 p.m.Closed Sunday, Monday, and university holidays  

This event is over.

For more information, visit High School Art Invitational, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.