Reading, PA (March 1, 2017) – GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (GoggleWorks) is pleased to host the annual Secondary Art Exhibit in the Irvin and Lois E. Cohen Gallery from February 25 – March 12.
Coordinated by the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) annually since 1981, this exciting display of artistic expression includes the work of young artists from Berks County’s 18 public school districts, Berks Career & Technology Center, and Berks Catholic High School.
Students, families, friends, and the public are invited to attend an awards ceremony and reception on Sunday, March 5, from 1-3pm, at GoggleWorks.
There GoggleWorks will honor several students with a Summer Ambassador Fellowship, made possible through a generous donation by Ray and Carole Neag in support of arts education. The fully funded program provides a shared studio space for fellows and pairs each teen with a professional artist mentor to further their artistic skills. The fellows will have access to GoggleWorks courses and teaching studios to create a culminating project or body of work to be displayed in August.
Special awards will also be presented by BCIU, Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen, and Berks Art Council. Additionally, recognition will be given in 16 categories including: wheel-thrown pottery, hand built pottery, black and white photography, color photography, sculpture, acrylic/oil painting, watercolor, color drawing, black and white drawing, printmaking, mixed media/collage, computer art, altered photography and design, and jewelry and textiles.
This year’s participating schools include:
Antietam School District, Boyertown Area School District, Brandywine Heights Area School District, Conrad Weiser Area School District, Daniel Boone Area School District, Exeter Township School District, Fleetwood Area School District, Governor Mifflin School District, Hamburg Area School District, Kutztown Area School District, Muhlenberg School District, Oley Valley School District, Reading School District, Schuylkill Valley School District, Tulpehocken Area School District, Twin Valley SchoolDistrict, Wilson School District, Wyomissing Area School District, Berks Catholic High School, and Berks Career & Technology Center.