Young artists grab spotlight at Tyler Museum of Art’s High School Art Exhibition April 2-30

(Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

About 100 young artists in the region will soon experience the thrill of having one of their works displayed in a museum.

Tyler Museum of Art will present its 13th Annual High School Art Exhibition April 2-30. The show gives juniors and seniors in public and private schools a rare opportunity to “display their creative works in a professional environment,” said Jon Perry, the museum’s communication director.

Many of the aspiring young artists and their families will attend the opening reception at 2 p.m. on April 2. During the reception, a jury of art professors from Tyler will present Merit of Honor awards and the Best in Show award to recognize outstanding effort.

“Attendance of this exhibition will expose the community and others to the talents of local Tyler students and improve the experience for the young artists,” Perry said.

The student whose art is voted as most popular will receive the Viewer’s Choice award at the end of the show.

The exhibit began in 2005 with 23 participants and has grown into one of the largest student art shows in the region.

Among schools that will be represented are: All-Saints Episcopal, Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic, The Brook Hill School, Cumberland Academy and Chapel Hill, Frankston, Jacksonville, Robert E. Lee and Whitehouse high schools, according to a news release.

Admission is free. The museum is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., on the campus of Tyler Junior College. The museum is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


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