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Endicott College Celebrates High School Artists

Beverly, MA - In recognition of aspiring young artists from the region, Endicott College is hosting the third annual High School Art Competition 2014 at the Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA now throughWednesday, April 23, 2014.  Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 7 pm; Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 pm.  A reception, musical presentation by the Endicott Singers, and awards ceremony take place on Thursday, March 13 from 5-7 pm.  The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Paula Agganis Lynn Classical


Works from 46 students are included in this exhibit from such locations as Amesbury High School, Beverly High School, Bishop Fenwick High School, Covenant Christian Academy, Danvers High School, Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, Ipswich High School, Landmark School, Lynn Classical High School, Lynn English High School, Manchester-Essex Regional High School, Masconomet Regional High School, Melrose High School, New England Academy, Newburyport High School, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Pingree School, Revere High School, Salem High School, George Washington University Online High School, St. John’s Preparatory School and the Waring School.


This juried exhibit consists of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been chosen by their Art instructors to take part in this prestigious exhibition.  Numerous Award Winners are selected by Al Miner, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Students are also given the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by a professor in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.  This exhibition boasts a wide variety of media such as painting, drawing, ceramics, 3D design, photography, sculpture, glass, and mixed media.


With a reduction in high school arts curricula, it is ever more important for those with resources to share. In this spirit, the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College has become a vibrant community resource, hosting tens of thousands visitors annually. “Promoting the arts, and promoting careers in art and design fields, are primary objectives for the School of Visual and Performing Arts,” stated Mark Towner, Dean of the School at Endicott. Adding, “The intensive internship and applied learning requirements of the College contributes to very positive career outcomes for its alumni.”  “This model has proven to be successful, and we hope these high school artists will also find meaningful professions.”


“The North Shore and the greater Boston metropolis has a deep history of producing successful and world-renowned artists,” said Dean Mark Towner, continuing, “I am proud that Endicott College strives to carry on that rich tradition by hosting these superb young artists in High School Art Competition 2014.” To that end the School of Visual and Performing Arts offers five degree programs that help artists secure creative careers, including;  Art Therapy, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Art.


If you have any questions regarding the High School Art Competition 2014, or any of the programming related to this exhibition, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or  Our website is: for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities. 

Abigail Lacey Pentucket Regional   Madeline E Thomas Beverly High

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