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PJC spring semester art students receive awards

Published or Revised January 12, 2017

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Shown with first place or best of show awards are, at top from left, Debra Jones, Beverleigh Carpenter, Michelle Kollar, Josetin Westing, Keoni Johnson, Jeremy Poarch, Metz Branch and Brenda Johnson. Skylar Hines is shown - inset. Below, students from the Paris Junior College - Greenville Center at the recent awards ceremony are, from left, Kaydee Zachary, Martha Zachary, Charles Tawater, Jacob Huffman, Randi Rosson, PJC art instructor Jeanne Sturdevant, Ryan Campell, and Sarah Valverde.

The Fourth Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit was held by the Paris Junior College Art Department on Tuesday, May 3. Ceramic artist Gary C. Hatcher, who had an exhibit at PJC earlier in the spring, judged the entries. The awards were presented during the opening reception, and the show will remain open until May 11 at the Foyer Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Winners by category include:

Photo, Level One: First, “Posterized Still Life” by Keoni Johnson of Paris.

Photo, Level Two: First, “The Tipping Point,” by Michelle Kollar of Reno; second, “Door Knob” and third, “Head Lights” both by Tracy Loyd of Detroit.

Advanced Photography: First, “Pears” by Debra Jones of Campbell; second, “Chief” by Jennifer Herron of Paris; third, “The Old Cotton Gin” by Beverleigh Carpenter of Paris; and honorable mentions, “The Blues” by Michael Herron of Paris and “Galapagos Island Pelican” by Barillon Dougherty of Paris.

Design I: First, “Book Jacket Project” and second, “Initials Design Project” both by Jeremy Poarch of Clarksville, third “Mythical Beast Project” by Will Corrigan of Paris, and honorable mention to Poarch for “Mythical Beast Project.”

Design II: First, “Self Portrait in Planes” to Josetin Westling of Paris; second, “Wire Gesture” by Jaymee Cogburn of Cooper; third, “Wire Gesture” by Priscilla Johnson of Paris; and honorable mentions to Westling for “Cultural Walking Stick,” Jacob Turner of Greenville for “Self Portrait in Planes,” Poarch’s “Cultural Walking Stick,” Jessica Holland of Paris for “Self Portrait in Planes,” and Cogburn for “Cultural Walking Stick.”

Drawing I: First, “Fabric Study” by Skylar Hines of Brookston; second, “Still Life” by Poarch; third, “Feather” by Randi Rosson of Greenville; and honorable mentions to “Contour Line Study” by Ryan Campbell of Lone Oak, “Paper Bag Study” by Hines, and “Collage” by Anne Rouleau of Greenville.

Drawing I/Jewelry Design: First, Carla Palomares of Paris; second, Bella Aghyyarian of Flower Mound; and third, Jonathan Martin of Paris.

Drawing II: First, “Female Nude” by Will Corrigan of Paris; second, “Male Nude” by Poarch; third, “Friggie Frog Becomes a Detective” (book illustration) by Donna Zachary of Celeste; and honorable mentions to Shadow Trammel of Paris for “Male Nude Study,” Hines for “Female Nude Study” and “Male Nude Study,” and Zachary for “Friggie Frog as a Tadpole” (book illustration).

Painting I: First, “Sunset” and second, “Road Trip” by Rouleau; third, “Touch of Gold” by Charles Tawater of Greenville; and honorable mentions to Metz Branch of Paris for “Pitcher” and Tawater for “Human Heart.”

Ceramics I: First, “Large Bowl,” by Branch; second, “Small Bowl” by Leslie Gorley of Paris; and third, “Peacock” by Branch.

Advanced Ceramics: First, “Large Blue Celadon Bowl” by Brenda Johnson of Paris; second, “Purple & Turquoise Platter/Bowl” by Alecia Smallwood of Paris; “Large Pitcher” by Susan Moore of Paris; and honorable mentions to Johnson for “White Lace Tray” and “Small Celadon Plate,” Sharon Lynch of Hugo, Okla., for “B&W Bowl” and “Ruffle Bowl,” and Smallwood for “White Platter” and “Hexagon Incised Platter/Bowl,” and Moore for “Wine Goblet Set.”

New this year is the Best of Show award. This was awarded to Beverleigh Carpenter for “The Blue Door Cabin” in Advanced Photography.

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