Budding artists showcase work in Bevier Gallery exhibit

120 teachers select 232 student art works for annual RIT event




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Jonathan Sanger

“Unexpectedly Breaking the Law” by Casey McClaren, a senior at McQuaid Jesuit High School

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place—from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web,” said Pablo Picasso.

This month, talented middle and high school students have the opportunity to showcase their oeuvre—maybe not at the Louvre, but at RIT’s Bevier Gallery. The Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High School Community Exhibit opened last week to a throng of art enthusiasts who were on hand to celebrate the annual student art showcase. The show runs through Feb. 29.

The exhibition features 232 student art submissions—chosen for display by 120 teachers in 40 area schools across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region—from Webster Schroeder to Rush-Henrietta to Wayland-Cohocton. RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences is hosting the event.

Bevier Gallery is handicapped-accessible and is located in James E. Booth Hall. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the Bevier Gallery at 585-475-2646.

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Jonathan Sanger

“Unexpectedly Breaking the Law” by Casey McClaren, a senior at McQuaid Jesuit High School