(Posted February 19, 2015)

Student artwork will be exhibited at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Thursday, Feb. 19 to April 2.
Student artwork will be exhibited at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Thursday, Feb. 19 to April 2.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College fine arts students will get the chance to have the public "grade" their work as dozens of art pieces in a variety of media will be exhibited at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Thursday, Feb. 19 to April 2.

There is an opening reception at the museum from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19. The reception and continuing exhibition is free and open to the public. Many of the student artists will be in attendance.

The exhibit includes paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and computer art. The show displays a wide-ranging selection of artworks made by Juniata students during the 2014 spring semester and the 2014-2015 academic year. The works on display were created in art classes supervised by Monika Malewska, associate professor of art, Bethany Benson, associate professor of art, Patricia Howard, assistant professor of art, Robert Boryk, lecturer in art and Jason Gorcoff, lecturer in art.

All the pieces selected in the show were juried by Juniata's art professors and students in the college's museum studies academic program.

The pieces selected from the show go through several rounds of judging, as the art faculty selects the best work from their respective classes, which in turn are curated by Juniata students enrolled in the museum studies practicum course. The museum practicum course teaches students how to curate art shows and other administrative skills.

"Coordinated by museum studies students, the show features some of the best artworks created in the studio art classes each year, thereby highlighting the incredible creativity and talent of our students."

Jennifer Streb, associate professor of art and interim museum director

"The annual student exhibition is one of the most anticipated events at the museum each year," says Jennifer Streb, associate professor of art history and interim director of the museum. "Coordinated by museum studies students, the show features some of the best artworks created in the studio art classes each year, thereby highlighting the incredible creativity and talent of our students."

The Juniata students involved in curating the show are: Rika Opio, a senior from Pittsburgh, Pa.; Leslie Troup, a senior from Littlestown, Pa.; Linley Erickson, a junior from Chicago, Ill.; Kayla Morgan, a junior from Mapleton Depot, Pa.; Shelby Miller, a senior from Pottstown, Pa.; Amanda Matta, a junior from Elizabethtown, Pa.; Amy Order, a sophomore from Shippensburg, Pa. and Micaela Potter, a junior from Frenchville, Aa.

The museum is located in historic Carnegie Hall at 17th and Moore streets in Huntingdon. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, please call the museum at (814) 641-3505, or visit the Juniata College Web site at http://www.juniata.edu/museum.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.