artists to showcase works at May LCA Art Exhibit
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[May 10, 2017]
- Logan County Arts and the Lincoln Art Institute are preparing for
their annual Young Artists exhibit, which will showcase recent
artworks by students of Lincoln Community High School and local
colleges. This is the sixth year that the arts group and gallery
have co-sponsored the Young Artists show, which will debut with a
reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at the Lincoln Art
Institute, 112 S. McLean St, Lincoln, next to the US Post Office.
More than 30 LCHS students from all four years
will be exhibiting in the show, according to Fine Arts instructor
Carol Washburn. Styles in the exhibit range from pop and abstract
images in vibrant colors, through landscape and sculpted objects.
The variety of media used includes graphite, pastel and ink drawing,
watercolor, acrylic, metallic relief, mixed media, photography and
Washburn works with students to build their creativity and
expressive ability, in addition to focusing on technical aspects of
their work. She says, “The chance to participate in a formal public
exhibit is new to many of our students, and they are enthusiastic
about the opportunity.” Even though most students do not foresee the
visual arts being part of their future careers, some see their art
as linked to future careers in music, teaching or cosmetology. Most
look forward to doing artwork later in life as a pastime or hobby.
According to Art Institute Curator Moses Pinkerton, the exhibit
benefits both the artists and the community. “The students can feel
the satisfaction of showing works in a professional gallery
environment,” he notes, “and community members can get a fresh look
at art as seen through the eyes of these imaginative youngsters.”
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After opening night, the show will be available
for viewing until June 2 by chance or appointment. Visitors may ring
the doorbell, and if Pinkerton is available he will open the
gallery. For an appointment, people may call Pinkerton at
Also available at the “Young Artists” opening will be information
on the June, 2016 show, opening June 8, in which LCA members will present new
works which have been inspired by a particular artist or other theme. Nonmembers
can also show artworks consistent with the theme by paying a small display fee.
Any nonmember interested in doing this should contact Pinkerton or Mitch Douglas
(630-890-1318) for more information.