The annual Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Student Art Exhibit is back for 2021, with the exhibit on display at MSUFCU headquarters in East Lansing from Jan. 27 to Feb. 24.
Typically, the exhibit includes in-person VIP and award events, but due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, those events will not take place in 2021. Instead, the awards will be televised in a special broadcast airing in March. The ceremony will be hosted by Whitney Anderson-Harrell, chief community development officer of MSUFCU, and by Tiffany Dowling, president and CEO of M3 Group and publisher of exhibit sponsor 517 Magazine. The executive director for The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Meghan Martin, will also make an appearance.
Art from area high school students in the exhibit will be featured on the televised awards program, giving family and friends a chance to see the results of the creative efforts of the artists.
One thing that remains the same is the hard work the judges face in determining winners for the juried awards. While exhibit participants are high school students and still young, the talent pool is incredibly diverse and strong. Students work for several weeks to months on their contributions for the exhibit.
Along with juried votes, the public gets a chance to chime in for a social media vote on the MSU Federal Credit Union Art page on Facebook and online at msufcuart.com. Voting will begin Jan. 27 and end Feb. 24.
The exhibit awards program will run March 14 at noon on WILX-TV 10.
For more information, visit msufcuart.com.