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Hoyt to Display HopeCAT Student Ceramics

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Arts & Education at the Hoyt will host the first student exhibition of Hope Center for Arts & Technology’s ceramics program in Sharon, Pa.

While the facility only opened its doors a few weeks ago, the ceramics program has been operating in collaboration with Penn State Shenango since the fall of 2015.

Head ceramics instructor Christian Kuharik organized the display, which includes the work of the 15 students featured at the Dec. 7 ribbon cutting.

The HopeCAT show will be on display in the Hoyt’s Ballroom Gallery through March 29 with a free public reception to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday.

The Hope Center for Arts & Technology, or HopeCAT, is a replication of Bill Strickland’s Manchester Bidwell Corp. in Pittsburgh, an educational model blending the principles of art, music and environment with career training to produce productive members of society.

Replication programs are not intended to just mentor students, but to break cycles of poverty and drive economic growth in the region by working with the region’s employers and educators to  identify needs and expand programs.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.