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Sophomore art exhibition opens Feb. 1

The main gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building will host the 2017 Sophomore Art and Design Exhibition, Feb. 1-22.

The annual show is an opportunity for MSU’s Department of Art and Design students to exhibit as emerging artists in a professional setting at the midpoint of their college career. The exhibition will open with a reception featuring live music by students and complimentary refreshments Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5-7 p.m.

Participating artists include:

Justin Artrip, Ashland; Ellen Barnette, Morehead; Kaitlyn Campbell, Prestonburg; Bethany Crouch, Sharpsburg; Trey Davis, Morehead; Nicole Duff, Clearfield; Maggie Flanagan, Edgewood; Kristin Hamm, Morehead; Lin-hsiu Huang, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; David Jones, Lexington; Bryce Joseph, Mt. Sterling;

Sommer Looney, Corbin; Darcy McDaniel, Hazard; Stephanie McNeill, Morehead; Bethany Pace, Morehead; Zachary Pace, Stanton; Sara Profitt, Stanton; Joe Sloan, Morehead; Samantha Smallwood, Jenkins; Meghan Smith, Brooksville; Destiny Spicer, Falmouth; Vannah Vance, Beaver; Alexandra Virostko, Ashville, Ohio; Elizabeth Watkins. Hueysville; and Laekin Wessel, Ashland.

The gallery within Claypool-Young features contemporary art for the MSU community as well as the University’s service region.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment, and is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Main Street and across campus after 5 p.m.

Additional information is available by contacting Jennifer Reis, gallery director, at 606-783-5446.