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Museum Show: Juniata Fine Arts Students Display Works

(Posted February 18, 2013)

Work by Juniata College artists studying fine arts, photography and ceramics will be exhibited at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Thursday, Feb. 28 to April 6.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Nothing is quite so exciting as having an artwork you created on display at a public museum. The wide variety of works created by Juniata College artists studying fine arts, photography and ceramics will be exhibited at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Thursday, Feb. 28 to April 6.

There is an opening reception at the museum from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. The reception and continuing exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibit of paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and computer art will showcase a wide-ranging selection of artworks made by Juniata students during the 2012 spring semester and the 2012-2013 academic year. The works on display were created in art classes supervised by Monika Malewska, associate professor of art, Bethany Benson, assistant professor of art, Patricia Howard, assistant professor of art, and Susan Marie Brundage, 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. The fine art faculty selects the best work from their respective classes. The next round of selections are 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 annual show allows our students the opportunity to show their art in a professional setting."
Jennifer Streb, associate professor of art history and curator of the museum.

"This annual show allows our students the opportunity to show their art in a professional setting," says Jennifer Streb, associate professor of art history and curator of the museum. "Juniata students in our museum studies program take a greater curatorial role in this exhibition so that the show truly represents the efforts of students and the Department of Art and Art History."

The Juniata students involved in curating the show are: Elena Popchock, a senior from Newport, Pa.; Megan O'Connor, a senior from Palmyra, Pa.; Claire Wayman, a senior from Ontario N.Y.; Elyse Williams, a senior from Allentown, Pa.; Jerika Jordan, a junior from Lakeway, Texas; Leslie Troup, a sophomore from Littletown, Pa.; Devon Fenicchia, a junior from Hershey, Pa.; and Liz Faust, a junior from Frederick, Md.

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.