Art Contest to Mark Opening of New Hillel House at Susquehanna
SELINSGROVE—A community art contest will help celebrate the opening of a new Hillel House at Susquehanna University, a student gathering place and office of Rabbi Kate Palley, director of Jewish life. Hillel at Susquehanna organizes Jewish religious and cultural events throughout the year.
Area residents with creative talents can win a $100 prize by entering the competition. Contest entrants are invited to use any medium on a 12-by-36-inch canvas to depict the theme, “Creation.”
“[Entrants] may depict the biblical account of creation, or use their own imaginations,” Palley said. “The theme came from the fact that we are creating the Hillel House. ‘Creation’ can be understood religiously by all faiths, and at the same time, doesn’t need to be religious at all.”
Entries will be judged by Palley, University President Jay Lemons and Assistant Professor of Art Ann Piper. The winner will be announced Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. as part of an open house event at the Hillel House from 2 to 5 p.m. The university community and general public are invited to view the artwork and enjoy refreshments.
“I want the community to feel a part of the creation of the house,” Palley said.
Participants may pick up blank canvases Monday through Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m., until Dec. 23 at the Hillel House, 406 University Ave. Completed entries must be submitted to the Hillel House by 5 p.m. on Jan. 18.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones