High School Art Show

Thursday, January 27, 2022 11 am to 4 pm

The Department of Art & Design is pleased to present the UND High School Art Show. The Art Show features 64 artworks made by students from six regional high schools, and is on view at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery in the Hughes Fine Arts Center through January 27. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will not be a reception due to the pandemic, but visitors are welcome in the gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Paige Prekker, UND Art & Design Alumna and Graphic Design Specialist at the UND College of Engineering and Mines, served as Guest Curator for the exhibition. Prekker organized work in the exhibition to highlight emotional responses to the pandemic. Artwork depicts feelings of tranquility, to confusion and despair, to a sense of acceptance and hope for the future. “I was very impressed by the quality of artwork the students submitted,” Prekker stated. “The works are a powerful testament to students’ emotional response, and resilience, in the midst of the pandemic.”

“Each artist clearly put a lot of time and thought into their artwork,” stated Nicole Derenne, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Design and Exhibition Coordinator. “I applaud all the students who submitted their artwork, and the students’ teachers and families who support these young artists.”

The Department of Art & Design showcases artwork by regional high school students annually. “We are very pleased to present artwork created by youth in our regional community,” said Donovan Widmer, Chair of the Department of Art & Design. The UND High School Art Show is sponsored by the UND Department of Art & Design and the Myers Foundations.

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