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April 25, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU hosts Congressional HS art event

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's art department, working in conjunction with Pennsylvania Representative Mike Kelly, (Pa. 3) will host the 2104 Congressional High School Art Competition from noon to 2 p.m., April 26, in the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

The gallery is located at 102 Maltby Center.

The competition rewards high schools students for their artistic abilities and dedication. SRU art faculty will serve as judges for the show.

The top student will showcase his or her work in the Capitol and will receive two airline tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the exhibit at the U.S. Capitol.

Second- and third-place winners will have their works displayed in Kelly's Washington, D.C., office.

"We are truly pleased to again be associated with this project that helps promote art in our regional highs schools," said Tom Como, SRU art professor and chair of the campus portion of the program. "This is a great opportunity for high school students to get their works before the public and a great chance for them to see the fine art facilities we have at Slippery Rock University should they elect to further their art education after their high school graduation."

Nearly 35 student artworks will be displayed on campus with the awards ceremony set for 1 p.m. The art will range from painting and drawing to photography.

Addressing the students will be Jon Shumway, SRU art professor, and Eva

Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, dean of SRU's College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.