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Winners Announced in Student Art Show

Art show at Penn State York
Laura B. Davila Reyes, right, talks about her prize-winning charcoal drawing with Abbi Ferree, art show organizer, and Joel M. Rodney, chancellor at Penn State York.
12/8/2009 —

A charcoal work by Laura B. Davilá Reyes, a Penn State York student, was the “Best of Show” in the 6th Annual Penn State York Student Art Show sponsored by the Visual Arts Club at the campus. The student exhibit continues through Dec. 18 in the north glass lobbies of the second and third floors of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the campus. The show is free and open to the public.

“The artwork in this year’s show is extremely good,” said Fred Haag, associate professor of visual arts at the campus and adviser for the Visual Arts Club. “Although there are a smaller number of pieces, I am pleased with the quality of the work.”

Judge for the exhibit was Nelson Dodson, a retired art teacher from William Penn High School. Dodson holds degrees in art education and painting from The Art Institute of Chicago and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Reyes’ charcoal drawing “Black Boots” earned her the “Best of Show” honors. She is a communication arts and sciences major and resides in East Berlin, Pa. In addition to being a student at Penn State York, Reyes works in the continuing education office as the youth programs coordinator. Andrew Swoboda, won second place in the show for “Self Portrait,” a woodblock print. Swoboda is a mechanical engineering technology major and resides in Red Lion. Other students with artwork on display are Chelsea Parkent, a letters. arts, and sciences major from Brogue, Pa., and Kayley Shaver, an art history major from Wrightsville, Pa.

Hours for the exhibition are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, contact Abbi Ferree at ajf5182@psu.edu or Kayley Shaver at kms5599@psu.edu. Ferree, an English major from York, Pa; and Shaver organized the show.

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