Annual High School Art Exhibit Opens March 6 at the River Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 21, 2011 – Southeast Missouri State University will host the 33rd annual High School Art Exhibition opening March 6 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at the River Campus.

“Exhibiting Excellence” is a student showcase of talented junior and senior high school students from around the 26 county region of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.  The exhibit will run through March 27.

A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. Awards will be presented.

This year’s juror will be Dr. Louis Lankford. Lankford is a professor of art education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis where his chief responsibilities are graduate and undergraduate teacher preparation, administering art museum internships and teaching in a graduate museum studies certificate program. He also holds a staff appointment in education at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Lankford earned his doctoral degree in art education at Florida State University and has since contributed to his field with more than 40 book chapters and articles in professional journals, and numerous keynote lectures and presentations delivered to local, regional and national audiences.

The museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at the River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends.For more information, contact the museum at museum@semo.edu or (573) 651-2260