Juried student art exhibition opens Friday at Houghton University

Houghton University will open its 35th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition Friday night with a reception and awards ceremony.

The event, with music and refreshments, will take place from 6:30PM to 8PM in the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts Building on the 1 Willard Avenue campus.

Any Houghton student is able each year to submit three works for outside judging for entry into the show, which is described as “exciting and diverse.”

Awards will be announced at 7PM, with the exhibition open from 9AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday until Tuesday, April 2.

The Center for the Arts also will be the location Friday night at 7PM for a showing of the PBS/Frontline award-winning documentary, 20 Days in Mariupol, which documents the besiege of the City of Mariupol in Ukraine, which was under fierce Russian assault during the opening days of the current war.

The film, to be screened in the Recital Hall, is described as providing a harrowing look at the atrocities of war.

The screening is the final of five evening presentations on After Ukraine: The Future of International Order, this year’s annual Kindschi Faith and Justice Symposium focus.

It will be followed by a Houghton faculty discussion on how Christians should respond to the evil, suffering, terror, and violence of war.

The campus dining hall also is open to the public from 5PM to 7:30PM tomorrow, with further information and menus at https://bit.ly/3eXXhr4.