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York College's YCASE program, featuring work of local high school artists, to include Art Walk on Oct. 24 to 26, Finalist Exhibition on Nov. 1 to 23

October 15, 2019
YCASE logo on the wall of the exhibit

York College of Pennsylvania’s annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE) celebrates the art produced by area high school students. Those who participate in the programs are eligible for cash awards, gift certificates to Downtown York arts venues, and one $20,000 DelliCarpini Community Art Scholarship to study an art-related field at York College. All YCASE events are open to the public free of charge. Additional information is available at www.ycp.edu/YCASE.

The program begins with an Art Walk, a series of exhibitions in Downtown York featuring work from local high schools. Participating high schools exhibit their student artists’ work at art galleries and other shops in the Downtown York arts districts. These locations, which include the following, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 24 to 26.

Richard R. Reilly, Attorney at Law - Rich Reilly - Central York High School
Marketview Arts - Dover Area High School and Dallastown Area High School
Downtown York, PA (Downtown Inc) - Red Lion Area High School
Gallery at 227 - West York Area High School
One West - William Penn High School
I-ron-ic - York Country Day School
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects COD - York County School of Technology
York College Center for Community Engagement - York Suburban High School

A reception for the Art Walk reception will begin at 6 p.m., Oct. 24, at Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St., York. Celebrity guides, including York City Economic Development Specialist Sharee McFadden and York Revolution Creative Director Cody Bannon, will lead participants on tours of the exhibitions between 6 and 7 p.m. (Independent tours are also encouraged.) Exhibition sites will remain open until 8 p.m.

Work selected from the Art Walk by juror Kristen Letts Kovak will be featured during the YCASE Finalist Exhibition from Nov. 1 through 23 on the third floor of Marketview Arts. The theme of the exhibition is identity. Kovak who will also exhibit her work on the first floor of Marketview Arts from Nov. 1 through 23. She investigates connections between visual, perceptual and cognitive patterning, using surface articulations to explore the interplay of representation and abstraction – estranging the familiar and naturalizing the non-objective. Kovak's works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country.

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