Artistic Expressions: 6th Annual Central Pennsylvania Student Art Show

We are delighted to share with you the news about this fine local student art show, opening April 20th, at the Harrisburg Historical Association Building.  See the press release, below, for details. Image2

As many of you know, we have – as a special part of our annual fine craft and art show and sale, Fall Into Fine Craft, (which will again – mark your calendars – be held the last weekend in October at the Carlisle Expo Center) – hosted our Invitational Fall Into Fine Craft Student Art Competition.  We are so proud to see many of the schools in this exhibition have been and/or will be represented in our show.

Fall Into Fine Craft 2014 featured art and craft from these schools: Camp Hill, Carlisle, Big Spring, Trinity, Central Dauphin East, Mechanicsburg.   Cash prizes were awarded to our Grand Prize Winner from Carlisle; 1st place two-dimensional work from Mechanicsburg, and 1st place 3-dimensional work from Camp Hill.

We look forward to seeing what the talented students of these schools bring to us for Fall Into Fine Craft 2015:

Camp Hill, Cumberland Valley, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Trinity, Central, Dauphin East, Boiling Springs, Hershey, Lower Dauphin.

Since Fall Into Fine Craft is six months away, you should really not miss your chance to see the talent of our local high school students and here’s your perfect opportunity!

For Immediate Release:

Artistic Expressions: 6th Annual Central Pennsylvania Student Art Show.

Jumpstreet and Artistic Expressions are pleased to feature secondary student artworks from 11 high schools throughout the Central Pennsylvania Region. Schools included in this exhibit include: Camp Hill HS, Capital Area School for the Arts, Carlisle HS, Cedar Cliff HS, Central Dauphin HS, Central Dauphin East HS, Cumberland Valley HS, Harrisburg HS, Lower Dauphin HS, Mechanicsburg HS, and Red Land HS.


Dates:  Monday, April 20th– Monday, May 19th @ Harrisburg Historical Association Building

Hours:  M-F 9am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm

Artist Reception:  Sunday, May 3rd 1-3pm


Artistic Expressions: 6th Annual Central Pennsylvania Student Art Show will be on display at the Historic Harrisburg Association building on 3rd and Verbeke St., Harrisburg PA. The exhibit celebrates works of exemplary student artists from secondary schools throughout Central Pennsylvania. The mission of Artistic Expressions is to bring together students from a multitude of different secondary schools with aspirations and endeavors in the fine arts within exhibition opportunities, collaborative events and education.  Artistic Expressions is led by a proactive group of art educators who are passionate about developing the creative lives of students, and engaging the art educational community.  These teachers volunteer their time and solicit donations of space (Historic Harrisburg Association), and financial awards for student art in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography/Digital Art, Printmaking and Mixed Media.  Awards are given at a reception which is open to the public on Sunday, May 3rd, 1-3pm.  Special Guest Lecture by Art Education advocate, Beth Cornell at 1:30pm kicks off the event, followed directly by awards.  Live music provided by the band Great Northeast.

*Following this exhibit, you can see featured works in ‘Highlights of Artistic Expressions 2015’, at The Civic Club (Front Street / Hbg) during Artsfest – Memorial Day Weekend.


Artistic Expressions’ message is that Art teaches discipline, focus, self-confidence, and accomplishment. We hold a primary belief that visual Art is an essential experience in every child’s educational process. In this exhibit, we see that artists create for many reasons ‐ to respond, to reflect and to describe important issues, ideas, and events that impact them on a personal level.  An important component of the artistic process is sharing finished works of art with others.  Viewing artwork allows others to respond, reflect, and analyze cultural content and context contained in works of art.  Allowing others to share in this reflection provides a context with which to better understand the times we have lived, or are living in. This phenomenon supports every other academic area and discussion of what has been created.  Continually, it fosters deepened understanding and appreciation of why one creates in the first place.  For the past three years, Artistic Expressions has transformed the exhibit experience by adding a follow-up student field trip and Summer Academy, providing more meaningful educational opportunities for students to meet, interact and learn from each other’s artistic process.


Central Pennsylvanians live in an area rich in cultural resources, providing inspiration and support for young artists of all genres.  Viewing student artwork allows us to peek inside the minds of today’s youth and better understand life as they are living it; it also provides a benchmark with which to lead and educate this generation as they become young adults and our future leaders. Viewing exceptional student artwork in Artistic Expressions allows us to see works that display a level of skill, maturity, and personal expression that provides insight into this generation.


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