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Gallery show highlights high school artists
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“Pasture” by Roselawn High senior Juan Carlos Alcantar. - photo by KRISTINA HACKER / The Journal

Local aspiring young artists will have their works on display today through Friday at the University Art Gallery on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus.

The Turlock Regional High School Art Show features work from students in the Stanislaus County region, and was originally started in 1985 by Turlock High School Art instructor Bob Dennison and Ann Williams-Bailey from Roselawn High School. Since its inception, the show has grown to exhibit more than 250 pieces of student art every year, representing 10-12 high schools in the region.

“This show represents so much more than the raw talents of the youth in our community,” said Pitman High School art instructor Larry DeTomasi. “It provides an avenue for students to express themselves and connect with their peers through personal growth and cooperative learning experiences.  The show also gives us, local art teachers, an opportunity to connect with our peers and share new ideas in art education.”   

Students will be awarded prizes in the following categories: Sculpture, Color Drawing, Black & White Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Digital Arts and Photography.  There will also be a scholarship awarded to winner of the Best of Show award. 

The Regional High School Art can be seen from noon to 4 p.m. today through Friday at the California State University, Stanislaus Art Gallery in Turlock. An artist reception and presentation of awards will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public and wheelchair accessible.