Latrobe Art Center and the Greater Latrobe School District Art Conservation Trust presents the Eighth Annual Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition. Joining the exhibition is regional artist Kenneth Nicholson as the juror.
“Growing up, I knew Latrobe for the steel mill that my father worked in, so it was thrilling to come back and participate with Latrobe's art community,” says Nicholson.
Sixty-two pieces have been selected by Nicholson to be displayed in the main gallery for the show. The artwork is diverse, including two and three dimensional works, paintings through a variety of mediums, and photography. All of the pieces will be featured in the main gallery of the art center and will be on official display beginning Saturday, September 1. The show will run through Saturday, September 29.
Judging takes place on Friday, August 30 through a private evaluation from Kenneth Nicholson. The judges’ ballot consists of categories such as the Ned J. Nakles Award for Excellence in Oil/Acrylic, Mr. Fred Rogers Award for Innovation, and Best in Show.
Latrobe Art Center invites the public to attend the opening reception for this exhibition on Thursday, September 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. Wine, coffee, tea and light appetizers will be provided by Ricolita’s Café. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the show’s 41 artists and find out the winners of this year’s awards when they are announced at the end of the night in an awards ceremony.
Artists also have the opportunity to be chosen by Greater Latrobe high school, junior high, and elementary school students to have their work permanently displayed in Greater Latrobe School District’s Special Arts Collection, a program designed to expose students to original art.
“We’re delighted to be a part of this tradition,” says executive director Lauren Buches. “Because the artworks selected are chosen by a different juror each year, each Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition is an entirely unique experience.”
“As a Greater Latrobe graduate, I personally cannot wait to see which of the artworks are chosen by the local students to become a part of their schools’ permanent art collections,” adds Buches.
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