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Juried student exhibition runs May 4-18 in Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Juried Student Exhibition runs May 4-18 in Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery.  All students who made art during the 2011-12 academic year were invited to show their work in the exhibition. There are about 50 pieces, from 30 artists, on display.

At a public reception honoring the artists on Friday, May 4, several jurors’ awards were presented, including the Dean’s Purchase Award and the Lampton Prize. Each year, William F. Pollard, vice president and dean of the college, selects one piece to receive the Dean’s Purchase Award and become part of Transylvania’s permanent collection. The Lampton Prize is named in honor of artist Nana Lampton and given to a student of exceptional creative vision, a fierce work ethic and natural leadership.

Junior Hunter Kissel, from Louisville, Ky., received the Dean’s Purchase Award for his oil painting, 3. Senior Ryla Luttrell, from Shepherdsville, Ky., received the Lampton Prize.

Other awards went to:

Printmaking: senior Julia Sebastian, from Nicholasville, Ky.

Sculpture: senior Katelynn Ralston, from Winter Haven, Fla.

Ceramics: senior Lauren Hatchett, from Henderson, Ky.

Video: junior Paul Brown, from Owensboro, Ky., and sophomore Zach Stanley, from Prestonsburg, Ky.

Sophomore Raelyn Nickerson, from Springfield, Ohio, received honorable mention in sculpture.

Senior Sara Escobedo, from Wheaton, Ill., received honorable mention for ceramic sculpture.

Morlan Gallery is open weekdays, noon to 5 p.m., and the exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information go to www.transy.edu/morlan or contact Morlan Gallery Director Andrea Fisher at (859) 233-8142.