PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce that its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition will be opening in the SCA Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh.

The Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition will be opening in the SCA Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh in April. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on view at the SCA Main Gallery from April 6 through April 27, 2018 and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Yearly, The Strand Center for the Arts invites schools from Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties to participate in this juried show. Participating schools for the 2018 competition include Beekmantown Central High School & Middle School, Brushton Moira Central High School, Elizabethtown-Lewis School, Northeastern Clinton Central School, Chazy Central Rural School, Saranac Central School, Northwood School and Seton Catholic Central.

Awards will be given to students in the media categories of drawing, painting, sculpture (3D), ceramics, mixed media, photography/design and printmaking. Jurors for the awards are well acquainted with the arts and include sculptor, Walter Early; painter and associate professor, Ian Burcroff; photographer, Bobby Ziemba; as well as art teacher and painter, Lorrie Mandigo.

For more information about this and other events, please visit The Strand Center for the Arts website at www.strandcenter.org or email [email protected].

The Strand Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a high caliber arts center and theatre, providing the best of visual arts, music, dance, and theatre to the community.  The SCA is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the United Way, The Adirondack Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, and the Cloudsplitter Foundation.

The Strand Center for the Arts’ Diamond Sponsor is NBC 5; Platinum Circle Sponsors are The University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital, Meadowbrook Healthcare, and Twinstate Technologies. The Strand Center for the Arts’ Gold Sponsors are Northern Insuring Agency, Inc., Boire Benner Group, Best Western Plus – The Inn at Smithfield, Casella, 97.5 Eagle Country, and Jeffords Steel and Engineering Company.