Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens March 23

Wilson College will hold a reception at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, to mark the opening of the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition, presented by Wilson’s Department of Fine Arts and Dance, will continue through April 20 in the Bogigian Gallery on the second floor of Lortz Hall.

The show is an opportunity for Wilson students to share their work with the community. The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, prints, graphic design, ceramics, photographs, and mixed-media artwork with a wide array of subject matter and content.

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This year’s juror is Lisa Harman, a local artist and full-time faculty member at Biglerville High School. Harman holds a B.S. in Art Education from Temple University, an M.Ed. from Shippensburg University, and an M.F.A. from Wilson College.

This exhibition

The exhibition is modeled after the famous salons of 19th century Paris when the French government organized official exhibitions juried by respected artists and academics. After some 3,000 artists were rejected from the salon in 1863, protests erupted, which forced Napoleon III to order an exhibition of the refused works.

In the spirit of including the nonconforming artists who had been “refused” by the French, state-sponsored event in 1863, Wilson’s student art exhibition will also include a “Salon des Refusés (Salon of Refusals)” in the Lortz Hall studios.

The Bogigian Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For additional information or an appointment, contact Professor of Fine Arts Philip Lindsey at 717-264-2783 or philip.lindsey@wilson.edu.

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