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Palm Beach State College to hold annual juried student art exhibition April 8 – May 7.

The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College will hold its annual juried student art show beginning April 8.

The 28th Annual Student Art Exhibition is a showcase of artwork created by Palm Beach State art students. The exhibition runs from April 8 through May 7, with the opening reception held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Photo: Title, “Gloss,” created by Kayla Morrill, archival pigment print by Sherry Stephens, digital photography.

The variety of work reflects the many art disciplines offered at the College: ceramics, digital and traditional photography, drawing, life drawing, applied and digital design, and painting. There will be 160 pieces in the exhibition and much of the art will be available for purchase, with prices ranging from $20-$1,000. One of the featured student artists is Kayla Morrill.

“I entered the world of photography with my own struggles and pains clutched tightly to my chest and used the lens of my camera to examine them from every angle,” said Morrill. “I spent years posing models to reflect the insecurities, the longings and the dreams that I was feeling at the time. One of the reasons I love “Gloss and the other pictures in the headless series is that they don’t, in fact, mean anything personal to me. It’s a sign of my own progress that I am finally able to look out at the world instead of always looking in.”

Talya Lerman is this year’s curator of the show. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management from Northwood University. She is currently the director of education at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Previously, she was the tour and volunteer coordinator at the Norton Museum of Art and the director of public programs for the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Both as an independent curator, as well as affiliated with local nonprofits, Lerman has been heavily involved in the South Florida art scene for more than two decades.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located in the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015 or visit


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