AUGUSTA — Works of art by students are going on display this week for the 11th annual Higher Forms of Art show.

As part of Youth Art Month, the Kennebec Valley Art Association is partnering with the University of Maine at Augusta to present the exhibition, which this year features more than 125 pieces by students from eight area high schools — Cony High School, Augusta; Edward Little High School, Auburn; Gardiner Area High School, Gardiner; Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale; Kents Hill School, Readfield; Maranacook High School, Readfield; Monmouth Academy, Monmouth; and Richmond High School, Richmond.

On Thursday, students converged on the gallery, delayed a day by this week’s blizzard, to hang the show.

Taking part in the annual show allows emerging artists a chance to show their art in a professional gallery space and to experience putting together a major art exhibition. Students help to hang the art as well as plan and organize the show’s opening.

Higher Forms of Art will be on view at the Danforth Gallery in Jewett Hall at 46 University Drive in Augusta. The opening reception is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The show runs through April 1. Danforth Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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