ALTON — The Jacoby Arts Center is hosting its inaugural exhibit of work by outstanding high school art students.
This new event is an opportunity for students to receive recognition and exposure for their artwork in a professional environment. The exhibition is also a tribute to the art teachers who inspire and refine their students’ talents.
The exhibit features 78 original two- and three-dimensional works representing art programs at eight high schools. Ten high schools within a 20-mile radius of the Jacoby Arts Center were invited to participate. The artworks on display were created as part of the school curriculum and chosen by the schools’ art instructors.
Participating high schools include Alton High School, Civic Memorial High School, East Alton-Wood River High School, Edwardsville High School, Jersey Community High School, Marquette Catholic High School, Roxana Senior High School and Southwestern High School.
The exhibition is free to the public and continues until June 5. A closing reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, with an awards presentation at 7 p.m.
The JAC gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The exhibit is sponsored by American Water and Illinois American Water. Karen Cooper, manager of business services at American Water in Alton, provided the funding.
For information, contact Jacoby Arts Center at (618) 462-5222.