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AETN to host Portfolio Day 2012 - High school students invited to showcase artwork to more than 18 colleges from three states

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, will host Portfolio Day 2012 Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. The event is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.

Among those who have agreed to participate are: Arkansas State University – Beebe, Arkansas Tech University, Harding University, Henderson State University, Hendrix College, Kansas City Art Institute, Lyon College, Memphis College of Art, New Design School – Fayetteville, Ouachita Baptist University, Pulaski Technical College, University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Central Arkansas and University of the Ozarks – Clarksville.

Students are encouraged to select 10 to 15 pieces of their best work, using slides or photographs to show large two and three-dimensional and/or sculptural pieces. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., they will be able to meet with as many representatives as they choose. Students should be able to discuss the techniques and media they have used, as well as what influenced their creative processes.

AETN will conduct facility tours, including video editing suites, throughout the day. Information will also be available on the THEA Foundation and the scholarships it provides. Parents and teachers are invited but not required to attend.

For more information about Portfolio Day 2011, please call 1-800-662-2386 or email dkoops@aetn.org.

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