SEVENTH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
(Cochran, GA) – Middle Georgia College recently honored its art students with an opening reception and awards ceremony for its 7th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Peacock Gallery in Russell Hall. Andrew White’s “The Space Between” won Best of Show, while Sarah Mellor won Best of 2-D for “A Small Child,” Abby Morgan won Best of 3-D for “This Side of Paradise,” and April Simmons won Best of Digital Art for “Orange Frog.” Honorable mentions went to Danny Ahlrich for “Contoured Kettle Pot,” Jordan Moss for “Eye Candy,” Kristina Wrenn for “Sweet Pea,” and Kristin Eanes for “Stop, Drop, and Roll.” Jordan Moss also won the Student Choice Award for “Eye Candy.”
The show was judged by Craig Burkhalter, the Gallery Director for Gallery 567 and Chairman of the Contemporary Arts Exchange. In his judge’s statement, Burkhalter said, “I saw a lot of good, basic understanding of the elements of art and principles of design. Along with the formal aspects, I saw a reaching into the conceptual and thematic realm quite often not found in a student show.”
Charlie Agnew, an associate professor of art at MGC and the Gallery Director of Peacock Gallery, said the show was a success. “The Annual Juried Student Exhibition showcases some of our art students' best work from throughout the 2010 - 2011 school year. The exhibition is a culmination experience for the students who have worked hard all year long, honing their skills to become better artists.”
Honorable mention recipient Kristina Wrenn said, “It felt wonderful to get an honorable mention; I finally feel like people other than my mom like my work. It's a great feeling when your work is appreciated and even better when it receives an award.”
The Student Art Exhibition will be on display in Peacock Gallery until Friday, April 29, and is free and open to the public.