Southbridge resident, WSU student Laurie Schlatter selected for 16th annual ArtsWorcester College Show

Schlatter is among 14 WSU student artists accepted to be featured in prestigious exhibition, competition

WORCESTER, MA – Worcester State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department has announced that WSU student Laurie Schlatter, a resident of Southbridge, MA, has been selected for participation in the 16th annual ArtsWorcester College Show, a prestigious exhibition and competition featuring some of Worcester’s most creative student artists.

Schlatter, who is studying art and physics, is one of 14 students representing Worcester State University in this year’s show.

“WSU’s Visual and Performing Arts Department congratulates Laurie, her fellow WSU students and all of the Worcester artists whose works of art are being featured in the 16th annual ArtsWorcester College Show,” said Amaryllis Siniossoglou, Worcester State University Professor of Studio Art. “Each of our students’ pieces reflects their hard work, creativity and vision. We’re honored to be part of the ArtsWorcester tradition again this year as it continues to recognize Worcester’s inspiring, rising artists.”

Schlatter’s piece is one of 73 featured works of various mediums by 60 artists of several Worcester colleges and universities. The show opened with a reception on January 31, 2020 and runs through March 7, 2020 at ArtsWorcester’s gallery at 44 Portland Street in Worcester, MA. According to ArtsWorcester, the exhibition is being judged by Lynne Cooney, Artistic Director and chief curator of the Boston University Art Galleries. For more information on ArtsWorcester, visit

A The Worcester State Visual and Performing Arts Department offers an interdisciplinary, student centered, artistic education that prepares students for professional lives in the arts. Its educational spaces encompass the Fuller Theater, practice rooms for music, and art studios at the University’s Sagamore Studios. VPA students gain in-depth knowledge of their preferred art form — art, music, or theater – plus an understanding of what the arts have in common, and how they are performed and exhibited in the real world. Learn more at or connect with VPA on social media: Facebook/VPAatWorcesterState, Twitter and Instagram @WSUVPA. Follow our blog, The Artful Lancer, at or subscribe to our YouTube channel, search WSU VPA.


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