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Friday, February 4, 2005

VPA Exhibit Showcases High School Students' Art

SALISBURY, MD---Some of the area’s most promising developing artists display their works during the fourth annual Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Program Exhibit at Salisbury University.

The exhibit, February 11-25, is in the Atrium Gallery at the Guerrieri University Center on Dogwood Drive. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 11.

Through the 17-year-old VPA Program, students from Bennett, Parkside and Wicomico High Schools receive instruction in drawing, painting and several elective areas including photography, 3-D design, graphic design, printmaking and sculpture. Students practice presenting themselves and their artwork in oral critiques and interview settings.

In addition to their SU exhibit, students have displayed their work at the Art Institute and Gallery of Salisbury and the Wicomico County Board of Education Building.

Art Supervisor Gary Beauchamp directs the program. Instructors Martha Williams, Mike Morris and Margaret Tossey teach the VPA classes.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited. VPA sponsors the program.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at "

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