Catholic High School Art Show Debuts
CORRECTION (3/23): SETON HIGH SCHOOL ALSO PARTICIPATED
A first-ever art show for Cincinnati Catholic high schools drew a big crowd at the Flats Art Gallery (Price Hill/Cincinnati) at its opening Saturday.
Created by teachers at Elder High School (Price Hill) and Mother of Mercy High School (Westwood),”Imagine Our Spirit” drew entries from nine high schools and awarded $1000 in scholarship money to student artists.
Each school was permitted up to five entries. An independent judge chosen by the gallery chose the pieces to be displayed from more than 70 entries, as well as the three winning pieces, an honorable mention, and a best of show. Students submitted works in a variety of media, including oil paintings, colored pencil, and ceramic. Thirty-one pieces are displayed at the gallery, including at least two from each school.
Participating schools in the inaugural show:
- Mother of Mercy High School (Westwood)
- Elder HIgh School (Price Hll)
- La Salle HIgh School (Mt. Airy)
- McAuley High School (College Hill)
- Mount Notre Dame High School (Reading)
- Roger Bacon High School (St. Bernard)
- Seton High School (Price Hill)
- St. Ursula Academy (East Walnut Hills)
- Ursuline Academy (Blue Ash)
Flats Art Gallery, located in Price Hill’s Incline District, hosts shows for regional artists who have earned national recognition. Recent artists featured include Rob Glover, Ray Hassard, Elaine Hess, and CF Payne. “Imagine Our Spirt” runs through April 8th during regular gallery hours: 2 – 7 pm Tusday and 1 – 7 pm Thursday-Saturday.
Organizers hope to make the show an annual event.
Photos courtesy Flats Art Gallery.
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