Valley Art Center to Host Emerging Artist Exhibition
Valley Art Center is very excited to announce a new annual exhibition series showcasing the works of standout student artists emerging from our local high schools and colleges!
Through a collaborative effort between VAC and local teachers, this exhibition will showcase over eighteen area school student artists, who are considering a career in the arts, by presenting a body of work by each student. Participating schools for 2022 include Chagrin Falls High School, Brush High School, Excel TECC at Orange High School, and Shaker Heights High School, as well as Cleveland State University and Lakeland Community College. These schools were selected for the inaugural year of the program due to their proximity to VAC, their diverse student bodies, and connections to VAC. Gallery Manager Dan Simone says, “Our intention is to encourage talented students considering a career in the visual arts by giving them the learning experience of working face to face with a professional gallery, including working through the exhibition preparedness process.” Future years’ exhibitions in this series will involve other schools, broadening the reach of this fantastic opportunity to other talented student artists.
This exhibition will feature three students from each of the participating institutions, selected by their instructors. Each student will work with their instructors and the VAC gallery manager to select a small body of work (three pieces) to display, focusing the student experience on learning firsthand about exhibition readiness and working with a professional gallery. Cash awards for excellency will also be given. Additionally, we will display a large collaborative work created by the Advanced Art students of Chagrin Falls High School.
Emerging Artist Exhibition will be in the gallery from April 1 through May 11, with an opening reception from 5 to 8pm on April 1—refreshments beginning at 6pm pending COVID restrictions.
ART BY THE FALLS VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS | ONGOING
STUDENT FACULTY EXHIBIT CLOSES | MARCH 9
EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION | APRIL 1 | OPENING RECEPTION 5-8PM
VALLEY ART CENTER
155 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022