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RI’s best high school artists to exhibit their work at Hamilton Gallery

More than 100 of Rhode Island’s most talented young artists representing dozens of middle and high schools throughout the state will have their works in all mediums on display when Salve Regina University hosts the 2015 Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit to be presented Jan. 20-Feb. 1 at Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery. The juried exhibition, co-hosted by the Rhode Island Art Education Association, is free and open to the public. It is a survey of the best young talent working in middle and high school art programs across the state and will feature student work in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture and design. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center, corner of Lawrence and Leroy avenues. On Sunday, Jan. 25, the campus community and the general public are invited to attend the award ceremony and opening reception for the artists. This award ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall at O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue. A reception will run from noon to 5 p.m. at Hamilton Gallery. Hamilton Gallery exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Mondays. Salve Regina’s art department is among a select group of accredited members of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) who devote themselves exclusively to a bachelor of arts curriculum with a major in studio art or art history with concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, photography, painting and drawing. The university also offers an interdisciplinary major in interactive communication technology that stresses the use of technology in an increasingly visual world. For more information on the scholastic art awards, visit the Rhode Island Art Education Association website at: