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Emerging Artist Student Show to be held Nov. 7

The Emerging Arts Leaders of Eastern Kentucky (EALEK), an MSU student organization within the Department of Art and Design, is sponsoring the student juried exhibit, "Emerging Artist Student Show," which opens Nov. 7 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC).

At 5:30 p.m. Dr. Julia Finch, MSU art history professor, will hold a juror’s talk. Following the talk, Finch will award two prizes for honorable mention and a best in show prize to students whose works are featured in the exhibit. Refreshments will be served, and many of the pieces in the exhibit will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to KFAC.
The exhibit ends Nov. 26.

Finch juried 18 student works into the exhibit from a pool of MSU graduate and undergraduate submissions. 

Dustyn Pruitt, vice president of EALEK, said students learned a lot from putting the show together themselves.

“We learned about the entire idea of organizing a show, deciding the venue and the logistics behind how to work the show,” Pruitt said. “[EALEK] President Juanita Dixon and I have a lot of experience hanging shows and working in the Golding-Yang Gallery in Claypool-Young. However, I think organizing the show is a different beast entirely.”  

Pruitt added he hopes EALEK’s efforts to raise funds for KFAC will encourage others to do the same. 
KFAC is located on First Street in Morehead. It is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 

For more information on MSU’s Department of Art and Design, visit or call 606-783-2766. 

For more information about KFAC, visit or call 606-783-2044.