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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 23, 2009

Northwest St. Joseph Center hosts reception for Savannah High School artists

The Northwest St. Joseph Center will display artwork created by Savannah High School students. The Celebrating Student Art Reception, which is free and open to the public, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and will feature refreshments and a chance to view more than 50 works created by 19 high school students.

The works of art are visual representations of poetry by Walter Bargen, Missouri's poet laureate, and Langston Hughes and were created as part of an integrated arts program called Verses and Voices that includes music, poetry and visual arts.

"It isn't very often that students are given an opportunity to display their artwork," said Shirlee Kiner, art instructor at Savannah High School. "We're looking forward to celebrating the students' artistic achievements and having a chance to show their work to the public."

The Northwest St. Joseph Center displays artwork from local adult artists as well as student artwork from many school districts throughout the year.

"The St. Joseph Center is pleased to provide a place for students and local artists to display their art," said Dr. Melody Hubbard, St. Joseph Center director. "We encourage everyone to come to the center and show their support for these students."

The Northwest St. Joseph Center is located at 706 Felix St. in downtown St. Joseph and offers graduate degrees in education, business and science. For more information about programs available or the Dec. 2 art reception, call 816.364.5000.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468