For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni 
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

August 23, 2018 – Forty local high school students will showcase a variety of original creative works during “The 16th Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition” to be held from Monday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 21, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

Each student was invited to participate based on his or her artistic talent and past record of exhibitions and awards. Exhibiting artworks will be high school students representing home schooled students and 11 local high schools, including Elizabeth Weed, Bethlehem Catholic; Julia Poncavage, Crestwood High School; Sarah Gurzynski, Nicole Jacobs, Johanna Kiska, Rachel Klinges, Alexis Lanza, Bryan Osipower, Lexie Oster, Joshua Peters, Jimmy Ruane, Sarah Stallard, Caroline Stallard, Alicia Vincelli and Morgan Williams, Dallas High School; Bobby Brenner, Coughlin; Claire Dougherty, Katie Kaplanski, Alyssa Kapsick, Morgan Masters, Samantha Mihalko, Cierra Snyder, Abbey Stokes and Madalyn Wright, Lake-Lehman; Amelia Grudkowski, Isabella Locke and Madeline Mohutsky, Holy Redeemer; Keirstyn Empfield and Katherine Majeski, Homeschool; Caitlyn McHenry and Rachel Polifka, Nanticoke Area; Miranda Nardone, Scranton Preparatory School; Emily Fairchild and Chelcea Morgan, Wyoming Area; Nicole Amoachi, and Leanna Yatcilla, Wyoming Seminary; and Hannah Leary, Alyssa Pisano, Kristin Pisano and Karly Wolfe, Wyoming Valley West.

The exhibit is coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, who holds an honorary doctorate of humanities from King’s College. The artists will discuss their work from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in the Widmann Gallery in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets. 

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, as arranged. The Gallery is closed on national holidays and during scheduled breaks throughout the academic year.  

For more information, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann Gallery Coordinator, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328. 

“50 Shades of Green,” watercolor by Amelia Grudkowski will be on display in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. Grudkowski is a tenth grade student at Holy Redeemer High School.