School of Humanities showcases student art at Penn State Harrisburg

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Students from Penn State Harrisburg art classes were invited to participate in a fall 2018 art exhibition.

Credit: Penn State Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg held a student art exhibition in fall 2018. Students from all art classes were invited to take part in the exhibition. The works of art, curated by Paul Manlove, assistant teaching professor, and Jeff Bye, painting instructor, showcased the talent and skill of student artists.

The works were on display in the Olmsted Building, and outside the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre in the SEC Building from Nov. 12 to Dec. 1.

Awards were given for exemplary paintings and drawings. Top honors went to Wenshilan Ren, second place was awarded to Haodan Tan, and the third place award went to Hannah Hess.

Ren also won the award for best drawing, followed by Jairui Fan and Kristin Sanders in second and third place, respectively. Puyao Zhang received the honorable mention for her drawing, and Hilary Appiah received an honorable mention for her painting.

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Student art was displayed in the Olmsted Building and the Student Enrichment Center during a fall 2018 art exhibition.

Credit: Penn State Harrisburg

Jurors for the student art awards included Cara Fry, senior vice president and chief content officer at WITF; Carrie Wissler Thomas, president of the Harrisburg Art Association; Alice Anne Schwab, executive director of the Susquehanna Art Museum; and Melissa Snyder, executive director of Jump Street.

Images of the some of the artwork are available here.