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The Olivet College visual arts program is proud to present the second annual Olivet College Regional High School Student Art Exhibition. High school juniors and seniors from across the state may enter 2D, 3D and graphic design artwork to compete for Olivet College talent-based scholarships up to $3,000. Submissions will be accepted from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4 in the college’s Admissions Office, Dole Hall, 320 S. Main St., Olivet. Students must submit work with their name, grade, high school, contact information and medium used to create work. Students may submit up to three works, and there is no cost to enter.

The exhibition’s opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside the Olivet College Riethmiller Blackman Art Building. In addition, the exhibit will be on display, by appointment only, in the gallery from Dec. 7 to 21. To schedule an appointment to view the exhibit, call Gary Wertheimer, professor of art, at 517.983.8023. There is no cost to attend the ceremony or view the work.

The inaugural Olivet College Regional High School Student Art Exhibition drew more than 150 submissions and awarded scholarships to 24 students.

“As an instructor at Olivet College, I am excited to facilitate this outreach into our region and to show the creativity of many students through their artwork,” said Don VanAuken, adjunct instructor of arts. “I also want to begin a dialogue with students, educators and parents on how the Arts Department at Olivet College can assist in the artistic and cultural vitality of our region, and to show how the visual arts can be a viable career choice for students.”

Learn more about Olivet College by contacting the Office of Admissions at 800.456.7189 or admissions@olivetcollege.edu. For more information about the Olivet College Regional High School Student Art Exhibition, contact Don VanAuken at dvanauken@olivetcollege.edu.

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