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Student Artworks Are Focus of New Juniata Museum Show

(Posted March 9, 2009)

Juniata students keep things in perspective during a painting class.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College students studying fine arts, photography and ceramics will exhibit art in a variety of media -- paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and computer art -- at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Thursday, March 19 to April 25.

There is an opening reception at the museum from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19. The reception and continuing exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature more than two dozen works made by Juniata students during the 2008-2009 academic year. The works on display were created in art classes supervised by Monika Malewska, assistant professor of art, Bethany Benson, assistant professor of art, Jason John, lecturer in art, and Patricia Howard, lecturer in art.

"We're very excited about the variety of works included in the student exhibition this year; in addition to paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramics, this year's exhibition will include projects from the new The Art of Bookmaking, and Environmental Art classes," says Jennifer Streb, assistant professor of art history and curator of the museum. "I encourage everyone to visit the exhibition and see the impressive work coming of the art studios."

The pieces selected from the show go through several rounds of judging. The fine art faculty selects the best work from their respective classes. The next round of selections is made by Juniata students who are enrolled in the museum studies practicum course, where students learn how to curate art shows and other administrative skills. This year, two Juniata faculty will select three artworks and "best in show" and two "honorable mentions." The faculty judges are Tom Kepple, Juniata president, and David Sowell, professor of history.

"We're very excited about the variety of works included in the student exhibition this year; in addition to paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramics, this year's exhibition will include projects from the new The Art of Bookmaking, and Environmental Art classes."
Jennifer Streb, assistant professor of art

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 John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.