Education Department, College Board to Host College Board AP Studio Art Exhibit Opening, Ribbon Cutting

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U.S. Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa, senior officials from the College Board, and AP studio art students and teachers will give remarks at the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the AP Studio Art Exhibit at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, March 14 in the Education Department’s auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. The exhibit of 30 works of art is hosted by the Department and the College Board as part of the Department’s Student Art Exhibit Program, now in its ninth year.

The following participants will give brief remarks after Ochoa: Trevor Packer, senior vice president of College Readiness and AP Program at the College Board; Nancy Rubino, senior director of the Office of Academic Initiatives at the College Board; AP music theory student Mapricionne McQueen; AP studio art students Jahanara Hoque and Shannon Liang; AP music theory teacher Janet Peachey; and AP studio art teacher Katherine Rehm. The event will also feature instrumental performances from AP music theory students Mapricionne McQueen and Christopher Schelb from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit represents a selection of some of the finest artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the AP Studio Art Exam in May 2011. The pieces were chosen from over 40,000 portfolios after portfolio scoring, which is conducted by a group of high school and college art educators with extensive experience in the AP Studio Art Program. View the exhibit online at

The Department’s Student Art Exhibit Program features visual art created by students in U.S. and international schools, and provides students and teachers an opportunity to display creative work from the classroom in a highly public space that honors their work as an effective path to learning and knowledge for all. The opening events often feature performances by students in music, dance, theatre and original literary works that pay tribute to the varied paths of student creativity.