Posted by Philip Poole on 2015-03-11

By Jimmy Lichtenwalter

Samford University is hosting an exhibit of artwork by middle and high school students from Birmingham-area public school districts. The works of the Visual Arts Achievement Program Juried Exhibition are displayed in the Samford Art Gallery in Swearingen Hall. The exhibition is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on Arts and the Alabama Art Supply. 

“The state show is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the extremely talented young people we have in our state, and it often encourages them to further pursue their art,” said Mary Ann Culotta, Samford adjunct instructor in art who organizes this annual event.

There will be a closing reception March 12 at 3 p.m., where honors and awards will be given to students. The winner will compete in Montgomery at the statewide level. 

The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                          

Jimmy Lichtenwalter is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.