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The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum and Department of Art will host the 31st Annual High School Art Exhibition: "Exhibiting Excellence," from
March 29 to April 19, 2009. The jurored exhibition showcases pieces created by junior
and senior high school students in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.
The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artists on Sunday, March 29, from 2-4 pm. Awards will be presented at 3 pm and include first, second, and third place in the categories of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, and photography. The artist with the piece determined Best Of Show will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and the artist with the piece chosen Merit Award will receive a $1,000 scholarship, contingent upon enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University as an art major. A list of award winners will be made available after the awards ceremony.
The juror, Marilynne Bradley, chosen by the Deapartment of Art, selects the pieces to be shown in the museum and will give a statement regarding the artistic development of the artists. Bradley has produced numerous series of paintings including the Katy Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Paris, Tahiti, and St. Louis Landmarks. She is always working on a new body of work and experimenting with color. Design and vibrant colors dominate the perception of her compositions. To her, painting requires endless change, experimentation, and variation both in content and technique. Each painting is an effort to explore the subject from a different viewpoint, allowing a personal statement for each work of art. (news article)
The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum Hours weekdays: 9 am to 5 pm, weekends: 1 to 5 pm. For additional information visit www.semo.edu/museum/ or call (573) 651-2301.