Scholastic show opens

High school artists’ have work displayed

Tribune Chronicle

YOUNGSTOWN — The 2019 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition opens Monday at Youngstown State University.

The show features the work of students in grades 7 to 12 in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties. It is designed to encourage student creativity, provide the opportunity for enrichment by interaction with their contemporaries and bring student artwork into the public view.

The Scholastic Art Awards program is the largest and most comprehensive annual student art competition in America. Founded in 1927 by Scholastic Inc., the program is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of young artists and has recognized more than 13 million creative teenagers in its 90-year history.

The work will be on display in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery on the second floor of Bliss Hall as well as on the fourth floor in the art department through Jan. 29. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Scholastic Art Awards ceremony will be held at noon Jan. 26 in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. The ceremony will feature awards given to students who received Gold and Silver Key awards as well as honorable mention recognition.

The 822 individual and 26 portfolio regional entries reflect each participating school’s outstanding student work. The nominees for the American Visions Award and the Gold Key finalists will be sent to New York City, where they will compete for awards and possible scholarships with other student entries from across the nation.

Participating schools include:

• Trumbull — Champion Middle School, Howland High School, Howland Middle School, Hubbard High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Badger High School, LaBrae High School, Lakeview High School, Maplewood High School, Mathews High School, McDonald High School, Mineral Ridge High School, Newton Falls High School, Niles McKinley High School, Niles Middle School, Southington Chalker High School, Trumbull Career and Technical Center, Warren G. Harding High School and Warren McGuffey PK-8 School.

• Ashtabula — Grand Valley High School, Jefferson Area High School and St. John School.

• Mahoning — Boardman High School, Cardinal Mooney High School, Canfield High School, Canfield Village Middle School, Chaney High School, East High School, Harding Elementary School, Holy Family School, Jackson-Milton High School, Lowellville High School, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, Poland Seminary High School, St. Christine School, South Range High School, Struthers High School, Taft Elementary, Ursuline High School, Valley Christian School, West Branch High School, Wilson Elementary School and Youngstown Early College.

• Columbiana — Leetonia High School, Salem High School, United Local High School and Wellsville Jr. Senior High School.

This year’s sponsors include: Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (the Arnet Family Fund and Kennedy Family Fund), YSU Department of Art, Boardman Rotary, BOC Water Hydraulics Inc. and the Trumbull County Educational Service Center.