The Greenville Arts Council’s Tenth Annual Student Invitational exhibit opens tomorrow and an array of local student artwork awaits eager and imaginative eyes.
An opening reception to commence the exhibit is slated for 4-6 p.m. tomorrow at E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, 323 S. Main St.
The student art exhibit will be on display for the public to view during weekday hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bass Carousel Pavilion April 21-27.
The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
Students in grades pre-k through 12 have put their artistic talents on display in the form of paintings, original prints, drawing graphics, photographs, ceramics, 3D sculptures and so forth.
They were allowed to submit one piece of artwork unless they participated in a group project.
This year, the guest judge is Nancy Stone-Streett — Greenville resident and Montana native.
A GAC press release stated, “Stone-Streett is a prolific painter, printmaker and educator. She is a recipient of the Mississippi Humanities Teacher award from the Mississippi Humanities Council and is presently an art instructor and gallery director at Mississippi Delta Community College.”
Per GAC’s artwork specifications, artwork of any medium, including but not limited to paintings, original prints, drawings, graphics, photographs, ceramics and 3D sculptures may be entered.
And, artwork does not have to be framed or matted to be considered for judging.
Between 100 and 150 pieces will be on display according to GAC’s Sandra Stillman.
She noted that although several schools elected not to participate this year due to state test preparations and hesitancy due to COVID-19, there are a lot of really decent pieces in this year’s exhibit.