Region art show encourages student talent

Published April 2008 Voice

The annual “Touch the Future” art exhibit, sponsored by Mideastern Region, displayed nearly 200 pieces of juried student artwork from public school students throughout February in Pottstown.

Students from 19 public school districts in Bucks and Montgomery counties submitted 840 pieces. The work included traditional and digital photography, computer graphics, black-and-white drawings, functional ceramics, mixed media and sculpture.

The exhibit is an annual event that gives public high school students the opportunity to experience a professionally juried show.

The exhibit was chaired by art teachers Lynne Pribis, Joanne Harris and Ian Williams. “We’re always amazed by the incredible work of the students,” said Pribis. “Art has the power to challenge students at the deepest level of their intellectual capacity and to enhance their education in so many ways. It is one of many activities that can never be tested, yet is critical to a literate, thoughtful and creative populace.”

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