20th Annual University of Idaho High School Art Exhibition Takes Place Feb. 23 – March 4
Wednesday, February 23 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Coinciding with the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the 20th annual University of Idaho High School Art
Exhibition will take place Feb. 23 - March 4.
In a time when schools are increasingly dealing with issues of bullying
and non-acceptance, it is important to celebrate student individuality.
The theme, "Live Out Loud," was chosen to stimulate high school student’s imaginations and
to encourage creativity.
The theme is reflected in the works of famed French writer Emile Zola:
“If you ask me what I came to do in the world, I, an artist, will answer
you: I am here to live out loud."
Approximately 150 students from more than 20 high schools around the
state participate each year. Thousands of high school age students will
be on campus at this time for the jazz festival. The exhibition is
sponsored by the College of Art and Architecture's Department of Art and
Design and will take place in Ridenbaugh Hall on the University of
An awards reception will be held in the Ridenbaugh Hall gallery Friday,
Feb. 25, from 4-6 p.m. A committee of University of Idaho art students
will serve as judges. More than $800 in gift certificates for art
supplies will be given out to the winners.
The Annual High School Art Exhibition allows the university to extend
beyond campus boundaries and positively affect the education of Idaho’s
youth. It increases interaction between high school art teachers and the
University of Idaho, and develops awareness on the part of many Idaho
communities of the talents of their high school artists and teachers.
Not to mention the effect the exhibition can have on individual
Sally Machlis, professor of Art and Art Education and the chair of the Department of Art and Design, is coordinating the event.
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant
institution and its principal graduate education and research
university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and
the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in
research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is
classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research
activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation
college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more
than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life
Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education;
Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources;
and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission
for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines
the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning
communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become
leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic
Conference. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu