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Sophomore art exhibition opens Jan. 31

The main gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building will host the 2018 Sophomore Art and Design Exhibition, Jan. 31 through Feb. 21.

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 opens with a reception featuring live music by students and complimentary refreshments on Wednesday, Jan., 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Participating artists include:

Johnathan Adkins, Pikeville; Elizabeth Antoniou, Nicholasville; Garrett Baldridge, Elliottville; Dallas Banks, Pewee Valley; Brandon Banta, Mayslick; Shelbi Basham, Salyersville; Courtney Bivens, Hazard; Ashley Black, Ashland; Mychelle Bray, Morehead; Alexandra Bush, Georgetown, Ohio; Lydia Clay, Taylorsville; Kira Danziger, Mason, Ohio; James Davidson, Hazard; Cody Daugherty, Flatwoods; Benjamin Doss, Mount Sterling; Haley Haskins, Ewing; Randi Holley, Morehead; Kalei Hutchinson, Sandy Hook;

Taylor Lewis, Paintsville; Dakotah Lizotte, Olive Hill; Sarah Lunsford, Morehead; Maya Lustenberg, Corinth; Cassandra Mullins, Pikeville; Shannon Murphy, Louisville; Josilyn Neff, Wheelersburg, Ohio; Jerica Overall, Georgetown; Taylor Ray, Irvine; Hannah Snape, Middleton, Ohio; Mardy Wells, Louisville; and Haley Younce, Salyersville.

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, 9 a.m. to 3 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.

For more information about MSU's Department of Art and Design, visit