Northwest art students shine in state competition

NWArtwinnersFive Northwest Mississippi Community College art students placed in the 2014 Mississippi Community College, Junior College Arts Instructor’s Association (MCJC/AIA) Students Art Competition/Exhibition, according to Lawayne House, art department chair.

The event, which was hosted at Northwest this year, is an art competition for Mississippi community and junior colleges and was judged by two Memphis College of Art professors, Maritza Davila and Remy Miller.

Winners from Northwest were Brian Odhlambo of Batesville, who won a first place ribbon in Graphic Design; Kayla Frazier of Olive Branch, first place in Printmaking; Anna Yates of Hernando, who won second place ribbons in both Drawing and Graphic Design and third place in 2D Design; Kristin McClelland of Nesbit, third place in drawing and Jacob Talley of Como, who received an honorable mention in 2D Design.

“The Northwest art faculty is very proud of our students and the awards they won during this year’s competition. Their tenacity, coupled with hard work in perfecting their artistic skills, has once again reaffirmed that our teaching methods are working,” House said.

Artwork from the MCJC/AIA will be on display at the Northwest Art Gallery until April 4. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – noon, Fridays. Admission to the gallery is free.

For more information, contact House at 662-562-3399 or e-mail lhouse@northwestms.edu.

Pictured:  Five Northwest Mississippi Community College art students placed in the 2014 Mississippi Community College, Junior College Arts Instructor’s Association (MCJC/AIA) Students Art Competition/Exhibition. Among the winners were (l-r) Kristin McClelland of Nesbit, third place in Drawing; Kayla Frazier of Olive Branch, first place in Printmaking and Anna Yates of Hernando, second place, Drawing and Graphic Design and third place, 2D Design. Not pictured: Brian Odhlambo of Batesville, first place, Graphic Design and Jacob Talley of Como, honorable mention in 2D Design.  (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

Story by LaJuan Tallo, Communications Assistant

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