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Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition to open April 6

ORONO — The University of Maine Department of Art will present the 2018 Juried Student Art Exhibition that features work by current studio art, art history and art education students.

The exhibition will be on display from April 6 to May 5 in the Lord Hall Gallery. The venue provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at all levels to exhibit their work.

This year, 89 works of art were selected from more than 300 submissions in a range of media. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, collages and design, as well as sculpture and ceramic work are included in the exhibition.

Hugh Lasson, a Maine sculptor, along with Laurie Hicks, a UMaine professor of art, and Susan Smith, an adjunct professor in the Intermedia MFA Program, juried the exhibition.

During the April 6 opening reception, approximately 40 awards and recognitions will be given in studio, art history and art education areas. Awards, in the form of scholarships and travel grants, as well as book and exhibition prizes, will be presented to students who have excelled in their work. The campus community, family and friends are welcome to attend the opening from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Lord Hall Gallery is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is wheelchair accessible.

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