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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.