Annual art show largest on record

Apr 25th, 2017

Every Spring, art students at Jackson State exhibit their creations in a student art show on the college's main campus. This year, 38 students participated in the exhibit with over 140 pieces of 2D and 3D art on display.

Dr. Lisa Smith, JSCC art professor, stated that this year's students have been so encouraging of their classmates that it "brought out the best in everyone." According to Smith, "the artwork was so stunning that we decided to leave it on display longer than usual."

Over 200 students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, relatives, and people from the community attended this year's reception for the exhibit. Smith stated that this is the largest attendance ever seen for the reception.

Attendees at the reception/art show were given ballots to vote for their favorite entries. This year's winners include 1st Place (People's Choice Award) - Will Lescheck (skateboards); 2nd Place - Olivia Hall (portraits created with lettering); 3rd Place (two-way tie) - Noah Wilson (portraits) and Hailey Jones (pottery).

Interest in the artwork was great. Fifteen pieces of artwork were sold at the exhibit with many more inquiries. Smith was greatly encouraged by the participation at this year's event and is looking forward to next year. Photos from the event can be seen on the college's Flickr site:

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