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“Inspired by Haring,” painting, by Rachael Dzierzak, grade 10, Notre Dame Academy

“Inspired by Haring,” painting, by Rachael Dzierzak, grade 10, Notre Dame Academy

The University of Toledo’s “Focus 2010” art exhibition that features pieces from 21 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan high schools is coming to a close.

The juried art exhibition, which has been on display since Oct. 23, will conclude with a reception honoring all of the participating artists on Sunday, Nov. 21, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on the Toledo Museum of Art Campus.

“More than 1,200 artworks were submitted for this year’s exhibition. Jurors selected 273 works for inclusion in this annual exhibition, 23 of which have been given awards of merit,” said Leanne Gilbertson, gallery director.

“Hamilton,” sculpture, by John Bussdieker, grade 12, Bowling Green High School

“Hamilton,” sculpture, by John Bussdieker, grade 12, Bowling Green High School

“A panel of jurors, consisting of six local artists, art educators and gallery directors, selected artworks across a range of media for these awards.”

Awards are based on quality, craftsmanship and originality. A private awards ceremony for the artists and their families will be held at 1:30 p.m. during the reception at the GlasSalon in the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Throughout the exhibition, members of the community — including educators, educational administrators and business owners — had the opportunity to select their favorite works of art. The artists of those pieces will receive merit awards that include cash prizes and gift certificates during the private reception.

For more information on the free, public exhibit, contact Gilbertson at 419.530.8436.

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