Our Town Student Art Show

Each year The Gathering Place offers Abington Heights High School junior and senior art students an opportunity to exhibit their artwork.

They are chosen by their art teachers and a committee of community artists. Each student writes an essay to accompany his or her artwork.

The program was initially started through the efforts of Shirley Wagner Eagen and Dorothy O’Connor and has been continued by the events committee of The Gathering Place and The A. H. Civic League.

Art Scholarships are awarded to those students chose by the committee.

The “Our Town” scholarship will be awarded to a senior for overall artistic merit and an essay detailing future goals for including art as a part of that student’s life.  

Awards are given to seniors and juniors  in each of the four categories of photography, drawing, painting and mixed media.

PNC Bank and generous donors have provided funding for the scholarships.