Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
PWCS high school students are among those taking part in the 14th Off the Wall exhibit of juried works in visual art, poetry, wearable art, and art and technology. The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County will host the exhibit at the Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas. The exhibit will be open from Dec. 15, 2017 through Jan. 25, 2018, with an open house event on Jan. 6, from 2:00–4:00 p. m.
“The Off the Wall art contest is a wonderful opportunity that enables students to think outside the box,” said Jasmine Hawkins, administrative coordinator for the Arts Program in the PWCS Office of Student Learning. “Students who participate receive a real-world gallery experience; their artwork is displayed at the Center for the Arts, and they are invited to participate in an artist reception. This exciting contest allows our students to experience the life of an artist for themselves.”
Awards will be presented to artists during the open house and students participating in the wearable art category will have an opportunity to show off their creations.
When the exhibit ends, a number of these works of art will travel to the Lockheed Martin Manassas location, NOVA Manassas, or NOVANT Haymarket for extended viewing periods.