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Tannery Row to host high school art exhibit

Aspiring high school artists from around north Georgia will display their work on Saturday at the Tannery Row Artist Colony.

For the third straight year, students from public schools in Hall, Gwinnett and Forsyth counties can showcase their work in a gallery in Buford to be judged and selected for prizes. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

David Campbell, a former continuing education teacher at the Savannah College of Arts and Design, will be the judge for the second year in a row.

The prizes given are sponsored by the Yupo Corportion and MultiMedia Artboard, and the opening night of the show will showcase the young artists and offer the public the chance to meet the students, their teachers and the resident artists at Tannery.

“It’s new blood walking in, with all their energy,” Ginger Rouse, a new oil painter at Tannery, said in a news release. “New people can come in to see Tannery Row and what an amazing creative atmosphere we have here.”

Tannery Row is located at 554 West Main St. in Buford.