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St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy gets set for inaugural art show

by on April 19, 2017 2:04 PM

BOALSBURG — St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy art students welcome the public to their inaugural art show, being held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at The Makery in State College.

Organized by senior art student Grace Cousins and SJCA art teacher Rebecca Donaghue-Gilkes, the event will feature select works from students in grades nine through 12. Visitors can expect to see two-dimensional and 3-D works in various mediums and styles. Each piece of art will include a statement about the work written by the artist.

"By showcasing the art of students at SJCA, you can see the way they see things and how they grasp aspects of their lives," said Cousins, in a press release from St. Joseph’s.

The event will also offer dessert and snack items and the music of St. Joseph’s a cappella singing group. The organizers are hoping the show will become an annual event.

“I’m excited to see how much the SJCA art program has grown,” said Cousins’ mother, Lisa Cousins. “I am hoping the SJCA family and State College community will stop by to appreciate the work of our talented students.”

Art student Torie Houseknecht echoes those sentiments. "I think this is a really good stepping stone for our school's art department," she said.

The Makery is an arts and crafts studio specializing in creative classes, parties and events. The Makery has donated use of its space for this event and will donate a percentage of sales from the night to the St. Joseph’s art program.

“The Makery is happy for the opportunity to support young artists and makers in our community,” said Amy Frank, owner of The Makery.

State College Framing Co. has donated matting services for the students’ works for this event.


What: St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy Art Show

When: Sunday, May 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: The Makery, 209 W. Calder Way, State College 


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