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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Student Art Competition Returns to Loyola University Chicago
Department of Fine and Performing Arts Celebrates Talented Fine Arts Students
CHICAGO, January 25, 2013 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) is proud to continue their visual arts exhibition season in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex with the 2013 Annual Student Art Competition. This exhibition features a wide variety of work from Loyola’s students, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and graphic design.
The competition gives students a chance to showcase their work in a professional setting. While it is often the business of students to examine and admire the creative output of professional artists, the tables are turned in this annual student show. All entries are original works of the students and have been completed in the last year.
“The fine arts division believes that a big part of being an artist involves showing your work in a public space,” said Nicole Ferentz, director of fine arts. “So, it sponsors the Annual Student Art Competition to give all Loyola students, art majors or not, an opportunity to share their artwork with others.”
The 2013 Annual Student Art Competition is now open and runs through Thursday, March 7, in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex. Admission to the exhibition is free.
The exhibition space is open to the general public on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and members of the Loyola community from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with a valid Loyola ID. The Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex is located at 1131 W. Sheridan Road, on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.
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