Young Artists Exhibiting at Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
May 16 2010

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712 
Office: (304) 384-6312 -

Young Artists Exhibiting at Concord University

Athens, W.Va. - Young Mercer County artists are exhibiting their work at Concord University now through May 31, 2010.
“The art show is a growing partnership between Concord University’s Art Department and the Mercer County school district,” Dr. Lauri Reidmiller, Concord University assistant professor of art, said.

She said the “Night in the Art Gallery” exhibition showcases Mercer County art students from elementary through high school whose creations were selected by the county’s art teachers to be included in the show. The following schools are represented: Bluefield High, PikeView High, Princeton Senior High, Princeton Middle, Glenwood Middle and Athens.
The exhibit is located in the Arthur Butcher Gallery of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The public is invited to visit the exhibit and attend a reception that will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Reidmiller said that Concord art education majors will offer hands-on activities during the reception and faculty from the Concord University Art Department will conduct demonstrations.

The tentative schedule for the reception includes: George Walsh, photo transfer demonstration; Jacqueline Trent, gelatin prints demonstration and hands-on activity; Susan Price, origami demonstration and hands-on activity; and, Denise Ward and Victoria McInturff, gyotaku prints demonstration and hands-on activity.