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Young talent on display

The work of young artists from 15 area high schools is on display at Huntington University’s Robert E. Wilson Gallery.

Students from Huntington North, Northfield, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Homestead, Peru, Wayne Trace, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Blackhawk Christian, Lakewood Christian, Kokomo, Elkhart Christian, Mississinewa, Belmont, Dekalb and Manchester high schools may be viewed through Feb. 15.

The students’ work was selected for the show by teachers at the respective high schools, according to Gallery director Julia Dungan.

In all, 129 pieces from the students are on display.

At 6 p.m. Feb. 4, there will be an awards reception at which cash prizes will be awarded to the top five entries, Dungan said. Those entries are for Best of Show and first through fourth place finishes. Another 20 honorable mentions will also be awarded.

The annual event features acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, ceramic, plaster, fabric, graphic design, ink, paper quilling and more, Dungan said.

The Robert E. Wilson Gallery is open form 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Exhibits change about every six to eight weeks.

Upcoming shows are the Huntington University Student Art Show from Feb. 22 – March 29, and a Senior Exhibit from April 3-29.

While the works in the high school exhibit are not for sale, pieces in the next HU student show will be available for purchase, Dungan said.

“I’m thankful that HU provides another space and opportunity for high schoolers to display their work,” Dungan said. “They have spent a lot of time and effort on the pieces.”