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Art and Design department exhibits more than 300 works by local high school students

Loyola press release - January 15, 2013

The Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans presents “Hot Mix, the 2013 Annual High School Art Exhibition,” featuring more than 300 artworks from students at seven local high schools. An opening reception will take place Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5-8 p.m. in the Danna Student Center, located on Loyola’s main campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The biennial, juried exhibition provides a professional forum for honoring New Orleans-area high school students and their outstanding achievements in art and design, according to Daniela Marx, associate professor of graphic design and exhibit curator. This year’s display marks the first time showcasing type and design.

“We at Loyola believe in the paramount importance of the arts in the lives of young people,” Marx said. “This annual exhibition demonstrates our continued commitment to art and design and its role in the comprehensive education of the area’s high school students.”

Schools participating include, Cohen College Prep High, Saint Paul’s School, St. Scholastica Academy, Riverdale High School, Metairie Park Country Day School and Louise S. McGehee High School.

For more information, contact Daniela Marx at (504) 473-0166.