Worth the walk: Student art at the Atrium in Morristown

'Mother's Milk,' digital photo by Amanda Luzniak of Roxbury H.S., won a ribbon at the 2014 Blackwell Street Juried Student Exhibit at Morristown's Atrium Gallery. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

‘Mother’s Milk,’ digital photo by Amanda Luzniak of Roxbury H.S., won a ribbon at the 2014 Blackwell Street Juried Student Exhibit at Morristown’s Atrium Gallery. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 

If you are looking for an inspirational lunch break, or a stimulating rainy-day afternoon that won’t cost a penny, pop over to the Atrium Gallery in Morristown.

The 26th Annual Blackwell Street Juried Student Exhibit officially opened on Friday and fills four floors of the Atrium in the Morris County Administration and Records Building at 10 Court St.

Co-hosted by Morris Arts, the show features approximately 300 paintings, photos and sculptures from area high school students.

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'Leap of Face,' a digital photo by Sara Steiner of Roxbury H.S., at the 2014 Blackwell Street Juried Student Exhibit at Morristown's Atrium Gallery. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

‘Leap of Face,’ a digital photo by Sara Steiner of Roxbury H.S., at the 2014 Blackwell Street Juried Student Exhibit at Morristown’s Atrium Gallery. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

“I think every year’s offerings seem to get better and better. It is my clear impression that one year inspires the next and encourages the newest group to match or surpass their predecessors,” said Morris Arts spokeswoman Dr. Lynn Siebert, who counts herself grateful that she did not have to choose the winning entries.

That assignment fell to professional artists Elaine Provost, David Gruol, Annette Hanna, Linda Aldrich, John Power and Roy Provost, who screened some 650 submissions.

We managed to catch the tail end of Friday’s reception, sampling only a fraction of the artworks.

What we saw was impressive; another visit is imperative.  The show is free to the public on weekdays, through April 29, 2014.



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