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Berks Arts Council Announces Fast Lane Art Awardees, Public Art Created

Jun 11, 2020

Reading, PA…. Berks Arts Council has announced the winners of the 2020 Fast Lane Art virtually bringing the 2020 Virtual Exhibit to a close. The Fast Lane Art program partnered with the Berks County Intermediate Unit Secondary Show in February to create a more inclusive art exhibit. The selected pieces for Fast Lane were selected from 1731 pieces of art submitted by 1103 students from 22 school districts. Deb Schlouch, local artist and co-founder of Schlouch Inc. served as juror for the Fast Lane Art.

Deb Schlouch, the Fast Lane Committee and sponsors selected 29 pieces of artwork to be displayed on street pole banners throughout West Reading and City of Reading starting this month. This summer, the student’s artwork will be used to create an Art Walk in City of Reading, PA by utilizing windows of business and store fronts.

The awards presented by the Berks Arts Council were funded through the Alma Woods Memorial Award. The Alma Woods and Jack Coggins Memorial Awards were created by the late Alma Woods to support artist awards in Berks County. Students will be recognized with financial awards and banners made from their artwork.

Special thanks to our sponsors Riverfront Federal Credit Union, Weidenhammer Systems, The Wyomissing Foundation and Berks County Community Foundation. Our partners: Soul Imagery and Kevin Brett, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Berks County Intermediate Unit, West Reading Main Street, City of Reading Department of Public Works, City of Reading Mayor’s Office, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, M&T Bank, Centro Hispano, Berks County Bar Association, Salsa Burrito and Gift Rock, LLC.

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