November 15, 2011 12:00AM
The recession may be beating up on some school art programs, but if the response to High School Art Day at Pittsburg State University is any measure, interest in art remains high among students in the region's schools.
More than 200 high school students, the maximum who could be accommodated, are scheduled to be on campus Thursday, Nov. 17, for High School Art Day at PSU. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Porter Hall, home to PSU's Art Department, and the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center.
The students will enter their own artwork into competitions and will compete in group and solo events such as a 3-D toothpick challenge and a self-portrait drawing competition. The juror for Art Day will be Holly Kranker, a PSU alumnus and a studio manager in Omaha, Neb.
PSU art students are helping run the event and will have their own opportunity to compete for prizes by drawing faculty who will sit as models.
The day will conclude with juror's remarks by Kranker and awards from 1:30-2:30.