Roughly 370 high school students from around the region filled Claypool's halls to experiment with different art mediums.

Morehead State University held their annual High School Art Day and KAEA Burley Coal exhibition Wednesday March 11, 2020. Students got to make sculptures, photograms, prints and participate in a newspaper sculpture competition.

"I think it helps build confidence and they get to make things and take them where their schools may not have the facilities to make the  certain pieces that we are providing," said art professor Elizabeth Mesa-Giado.

First place and best of show winners of the juried KAEA Burley Coal exhibition will go on to a regional competition for the pieces they entered.

"Students get to see what their peers are doing in the region and they're really excited to see their work displayed in the main gallery," said Mesa-Giado.