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

August 22, 2017 – Almost 40 local high school students will showcase a variety of original creative works during “The 15th Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition” to be held from Monday, Aug. 28, through Friday, Sept. 22, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

The exhibit is coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, who holds an honorary doctorate of humanities from 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 37 high school students representing 11 local high schools and home schooled students, including Elizabeth Weed, Bethlehem Catholic; Bobby Brenner, Coughlin; Faith Christman, Sarah Gurzynski, Nicole Jacobs, Johanna Kiska, Rachel Klinges, Alexis Lanza, Lexie Oster, Joshua Peters, Madison Porasky, Sarah Stallard, Morgan Vincelli, and Alicia Vincelli, Dallas High School; Amelia Grudkowski and Alexandra McHale, Holy Redeemer; Keirstyn Empfield, Homeschool; Katie Kaplanski, Alyssa Kapsick, Morgan Masters, Samantha Mihalko, Cierra Snyder, and Gianna Williams, Lake-Lehman; Caitlyn McHenry, Nanticoke Area; Miranda Nardone and Natasha Stack, Scranton Preparatory School; Madalyn Wright, Valley View. Emily Fairchild and Chelcea Morgan, Wyoming Area; Nicole Amoachi, Caroline Siegel and Leanna Yatcilla, Wyoming Seminary; and Hannah Leary, Alyssa Pisano, Kristin Pisano, Sadie Taylor and Erica Thomas, Wyoming Valley West.

The artists will discuss their work from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept.15, 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: Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 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, or visit the Experiencing the Arts Calendar at

Daffodils & Glass, colored pencil by Elizabeth Weed will be on display in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. Weed is a ninth grade student at Bethlehem Catholic High School.