St. Louis schools collaborate for new Gallery 210 exhibit

“Into My Own World,” by Jefferey Craig, will be on display through May 28 as part of the "Collaborative" exhibit at UMSL's Gallery 210.

Students from three St. Louis-area high schools have collaborated on a new exhibit of their artwork that will be on display in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. “Collaborative: Revealing What Places Tell Us” can be viewed through May 28. An artist’s reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 20) in the gallery.

Participating high schools include Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School in St. Louis, Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis and Hazelwood Central High School in St. Louis County. Students from the schools have produced imaginative artworks in mediums as diverse as painting, drawing, ceramics and recycling-based installation.

The annual exhibit serves two purposes, both allowing students to gain experience.

Students from the three high schools meet to constructively critique each other’s unfinished work with the intention of the students learning how to give and receive a critique. The finished artwork is then shown in Gallery 210, a professional gallery.

Also, a UMSL student intern oversees the exhibit. Bailey Dolenc, a senior majoring in art history at UMSL, served as curator for “Collaborative.”

Gallery 210 is in the Telecommunity Center on UMSL’s North Campus, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free to all Gallery 210 exhibits.

“Collaborative” is sponsored by The Center for the Humanities at UMSL, Regional Arts Commission and Missouri Arts Council.

Call 314-516-5976 or visit gallery210.umsl.edu for more information.

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