High school artwork selected for Haas exhibit

For Immediate Release:  May 5, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — Works by 20 high school students will be exhibited in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery from May 14 to 31. The artwork was selected based on a review of art portfolios by faculty from BU’s art and art history department.

Three of the student artists will be offered tuition scholarship awards during a reception and awards ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the gallery. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m.

High School Artists

  • Laura Chappell, Millville
  • Brandon Conrad, Breanna Fowler, Ava Guffey, Kagen Haberstick, McKayla Robbins, Scarlett Tuck and Lakota Wadena, all of Bloomsburg
  • Gunnar Feldmann, Morgan Gallagher, Abby Meredick, Justin Phillips and Taylor Roberson, all of Danville
  • Sarah Foster, Central Columbia
  • Olivia Greene, Southern Columbia
  • Darrian Keller and Logyn Smith, both of Selinsgrove
  • Merre Martin, Northwest Area
  • Cassandra Vanatta, Warrior Run
  • Tailor Weible, Garnet Valley

The exhibit will also be featured at The Antler, the Moose Exchange annex at 24 E. Main Street, during July and August, with a closing reception on Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The portfolio review and tuition scholarship program is possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who was inspired by First Columbia Bank’s Teen Star Competition.

“The donor is impressed by the talented high school vocalists and musicians who perform in the annual Teen Star Competition,” said James Brown, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “The concept behind these scholarships is to recognize talented young people who excel in the visual arts.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.