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Teen Spirit 2016

January 17 – 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 17 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Elephant Drawing

The Yeiser Art Center is pleased to be hosting our 23rd annual Teen Spirit exhibition! Work from regional High School students grades 9 – 12 will be displayed in the gallery. The opening reception of Teen Spirit will be Sunday, January 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Yeiser Art Center. Awards will be announced during the reception at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display January 17 – 30, 2016. Please visit YAC during this exhibition to view the amazing young talent our region has to offer.   ​

YAC received 320 entries from 9th – 12th graders at 11 regional High Schools and Home School Academies including Ballard High School, Community Christian Academy, Graves County High School, Home Life Academy, Livingston Central High School, Marshall County High School, Massac County High School, McCracken County High School, Open Door Academy, St. Mary High School and Tilghman High School.

From these entries, juror Cody Arnall, sculpture instructor and artist-in-residence at Paducah School of Art and Design, chose 149 pieces for inclusion in this year’s exhibition. “I was truly please to see the outstanding quality of work and diversity of artistic mediums in this year’s Teen Spirit submissions. Our regional art teachers are doing a wonderful job with their students,” said Arnall. Painting, drawing, photography, digital works, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and jewelry will all be on display.

Thanks to the Teen Spirit exhibition sponsor, Socially Present, YAC is able to offer numerous cash prizes for participating artists. Teen Spirit awards include First Place $150, Second Place $75, Third Place $50 and 3 Honorable Mentions $25 each. Additionally, Paducah School of Art and Design and Murray State University will each offer two scholarships to their high school summer art programs valued at $375 and $285 per scholarship respectively. Awards will be announced during the opening reception.