MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The annual Blackwell Street Juried Student Art Show will take begin Friday April 6 in the Atrium Gallery located at the Morris County Administration and Records Building (floors 2-5). This year marks the 30th anniversary of displaying young artists throughout Morris County.

The reception, which is open to the public, will take place Friday April 6th from 7pm - 9pm. Tonight's event will include an awards presentation and an opportunity to meet the artists. The exhibit will run from April 6, 2018 through May 4, 2018. The gallery is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm

According to Morris Arts, a panel of five professional artists from the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts selected approximately 300 wall-hung works and 100 sculptures from nearly 800 submissions by talented high school students from throughout the County.

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Some of the artists include Kevin Kahwaty's (Montville) handbuilt ceramic titled Anubis, Anneai Zheng's (Mt. Olive)  Sharpie and Ink Work titled The Organic City;  Coral Coad's ( Mendham) multimedia piece, titled Let Them Eat Cake, Samantha Zhong's (Whippany Park) photo titled Split, Hannah Wetter's (Chatham) charcoal piece titled What Am I Thinking? ,Julia Malczynski (Roxbury) Song of the Moon , Isabell Bobitka's (Mt. Olive) watercolor piece titled Timeless Music, Melissa Gambino's  (Whippany Park) mixed media piece titled Grandpa's Spirit, Daphne Nydam's (Mendham) acrylic titled Rudy, Emma Shaberg's (Mendham) ballpoint work titled DaVinci's Anger vs. Warhol's Fear, Gabrielle Frueh's (Jefferson) earthenware titled Basket of Joy, Chelsea Knoll' (Mendham),oil titled Still Life,  Ben Bariso's (Butler) pen ink and watercolor piece titled Rocket Pop, Richard Warren's (Chatham) floss sticks, wood and marble piece titled White Lotus, Kerianne McClay's (Madison) ceramic set titled Cerulean Cluster and Jennifer Redvanly's (Hanover Park) mixed media titled Color Cross Track.

"The show highlights the talent from gifted students from all over the county", said Dr. Lynn Siebert, Gallery Director and Director of Arts Participation & Communication for Morris Arts. "All the students are excellent artists and being in the show is an honor."

The pieces on display show a wide variety of media; including sculpture, oil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, etching, charcoal, pen and ink, graphite, photography. There are no restrictions on the number of pieces a school can submit and submissions are open to public, private, parochial and home-schooled high school student artists from throughout Morris County. 

"Students come with their families, peers and teachers", said Siebert. "This is a positive, happy, worthwhile and creative evening."