Artwork by area high school students will be on display Friday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 26, in the Lobby Gallery of the University of Lynchburg’s Dillard Fine Arts Center. The High School Invitational Exhibition will feature young artists from eight area high schools. The public is invited and admission is free.
Schools represented include Altavista Combined School, Brookville High School, Campbell County High School, E.C. Glass High School, Heritage High School, Jefferson Forest High School, Liberty Christian Academy, and Virginia Episcopal School.
This year’s show includes about 40 items representing a wide range of media. A closing reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. The public is invited.
This is the fourth year Lynchburg has hosted an exhibition of high school artwork. It began when art professors proposed the idea and invited area high school art teachers to nominate some of their students’ best work to be displayed on campus.
The exhibition is just one way Lynchburg recognizes and rewards young artists. The University also offers visual and performing arts scholarships to students who excel in the arts taught at Lynchburg — visual art, music, and theater. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 and are renewable for three years.
In conjunction with the high school art exhibit, Lynchburg’s second Art Walk will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Art walks are pop-up art events held inside and outside Dillard Fine Arts Center. Lynchburg held its first Art Walk in November 2021. The public is invited and admission is free.
Activities will include art- and poetry-making activities from 3:30-5 p.m. and a reading from The Prism, Lynchburg’s literary magazine, from 5-6 p.m.
For more information about the High School Invitational Exhibition or the Art Walk, contact Brooke Marcy at email@example.com.