The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, plans to hold an event for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

The Portfolio Day 2012 event will be held 9:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the network headquarters, 350 S. Donaghey Ave. Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.

Among those participating are: Arkansas State University at Beebe, Arkansas Tech University, Harding University, Henderson State University, Hendrix College, Kansas City Art Institute, Lyon College, Memphis College of Art, New Design School at Fayetteville, Ouachita Baptist University, Pulaski Technical College, University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Central Arkansas and University of the Ozarks at Clarksville.

Students are encouraged to select 10 to 15 pieces of their best work, using slides or photographs to show large two and three-dimensional and/or sculptural pieces. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., students can meet with as many representatives as they choose. Students should be able to discuss the techniques and media they have used, as well as what influenced their creative processes.

AETN will conduct facility tours, including video editing suites, throughout the day. Information will also be available on the THEA Foundation and the scholarships it provides. Parents and teachers are invited but not required to attend.

For more information, please call 800-662-2386 or email dkoops@aetn.org.