Rio to Host High School Exhibit Reception

February 25, 2013

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Once a year the Esther Allen Greer Museum becomes a showcase for high school artists throughout the region with a pair of scholarships to the University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College awarded.

The third annual High School Juried Invitational Art Exhibition opened Feb. 12 with the closing reception and awards ceremony scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28.

“The Ohio Valley region has always been a great reservoir of artistic talent, and the Fine Arts Department at Rio Grande is proud to celebrate our bright young talents,” Greer Museum Director James Allen said. “It’s an impressive collection of work, with a variety of mediums to enjoy.”

The exhibition was open to all juniors and seniors enrolled in any public or private high school within 150 miles of Rio Grande. Each art teacher was eligible to submit up to 10 pieces.

Thirty-eight total pieces were selected for the exhibition with two awarded $500 Rio Grande scholarships as the Best In Show. Five additional $25 awards also will be announced during Thursday’s reception.

The artwork represents seven regional high schools: Ironton, Jackson, Minford, Point Pleasant, Portsmouth, River Valley and Waverly.

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The University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College is the only combined private university and public community college in the country. Serving more than 2,400 students annually, dreams become reality while nestled into the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Ohio.