27th Annual Student Juried Exhibition under way

The 27th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, composed of artwork created by undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art and Design  is now on  display in the Birke Art Gallery, Award winners were recognized Jan. 28 at the exhibit’s opening reception.

John Farley, a Marshall alumnus and the gallery’s director, emphasized the eclectic nature of the show and stressed the benefits to students.

“As in years past, I expect a dynamic display that represents the breadth of disciplines our students are engaged in,” Farley said. “Over the last 27 years, this exhibit has blossomed into a highly successful and rewarding juried contest, with a little something for everyone. For viewers, it will be a treat. For students, it is a great opportunity for their hard work to be recognized and celebrated.”

The jurors for this year’s competition were Benjy Davies and Kathleen Kneafsey. Davies is a professor of graphic design and printmaking and the chair of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Rio Grande in Ohio. Kneafsey is a clay artist and educator, and has served as the Huntington Museum of Art’s artist in residence since 2000.

This exhibition runs through Friday, Feb. 15.

The Birke Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays.