Student artists wanted for art show


Gannon University students who have been looking for an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents will have their chance next month.
The fifth annual Gannon Student Art Show will be accepting submissions from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 14 and from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on March 15.
The submission center will be at the Schuster Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for Communication and the Arts.
The theme for this year’s Gannon Student Art Show is “The World Around Us.”
The inspiration for the theme is that students will submit works that showcase a wide range of multicultural areas.
Sophomore English major Elizabeth Gauriloff has been working to plan the event and she thinks that the show is a great chance for student artists.
“I think it’s beneficial for students to be involved in the arts and this is a good opportunity for students to share their art,” she said.
When it comes to submitted pieces, the possibilities are endless.
Any form of artistic representation is accepted including paintings, drawings, photography, music, sculptures, poetry, woodwork, pottery, designs and even performances.
With a wide range of art forms, the show hopes to provide an event that showcases all of the diverse creativity on Gannon’s campus.
The two― and three-dimensional artwork media will be displayed in the Schuster Gallery from March 15 through May 10 for all Gannon students, faculty and staff as well as Erie community members to see.
A celebratory reception for “The World Around Us” will be held at from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 22 in the Schuster Gallery.
The artists of visual pieces will be available at that time for a meet and greet with the public.
There will be refreshments, food and music to create a multicultural experience that will go with the world-inspired theme.
Prizes will be awarded to the artists who are selected by a judge for first place, second place, third place and honorable mention.
For last year’s show, local artist Toni Kelly was the deciding judge. The judge for this year’s competition is still undecided at this time.
In addition to the celebratory reception, other art experiences will be happening around the campus within the week.
Fine arts and engagement will also be showcased as part of Celebrate Gannon.
Celebrate Gannon will be happening from 3 to 7 p.m. on April 19 in the Yehl Ballroom and Palumbo Academic Center.
Schuster Gallery director Lori Steadman said she thinks that Celebrate Gannon and the Gannon Student Art Show are both great ways that students can showcase their work.
“This gives the creative students an opportunity to express themselves,” she said.
All students regardless of major or background are encouraged to submit artwork.
For more information about submissions or the show please contact Catherine Caulfield at [email protected]

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