High School Students’ Art Exhibited at Penn State Lehigh Valley

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Credit: Penn State Lehigh Valley

Artwork by McKayla Michener from Palisades High School will be featured in the "IDEA- Plastic Wrapping" exhibit at the Ronald K. De Long Gallery from May 9 to June 15, 2016.

The Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley will present an exhibit featuring works of art by local high school students.

Artwork by McKayla Michener from Palisades High School will be featured in the "IDEA- Plastic Wrapping" exhibit at the Ronald K. De Long Gallery from May 9 to June 15, 2016.

Credit: Penn State Lehigh Valley

Artwork by McKayla Michener from Palisades High School will be featured in the “IDEA- Plastic Wrapping” exhibit at the Ronald K. De Long Gallery from May 9 to June 15, 2016.

“IDEA – Plastic Wrapping” runs from Monday, May 9 to Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 10 in the gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

IDEA (Inter-District Experience in the Arts) is an annual collaborative art exhibit by AP portfolio art students from Palisades and Southern Lehigh high schools.

This year’s “Plastic Wrappings” show is comprised of large photo realistic studies of natural and man-made objects that in some manner are wrapped in plastic.

“The student artists explored the inclusion of plastic bags and plastic wrappings creating barriers between their object and the viewer,” a news release said. “This inclusion of plastics in art also explores the idea of the chemical components of plastics creating barriers that may be harming the environment, as well as imposing on the quality of life of all humanity. Students also examined how various artists, such as Janet Fish, Pedro Campos and others, address the thesis of plastic wrappings.”

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 610-285-5078 for info. about evening hours.

Penn State Lehigh Valley is located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

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