EMCC students place in statewide art competition


Three East Mississippi Community College stu­dents placed in the Missis­sippi Community College Art Instructors Associa­tion’s Student Art Compe­tition and Art Show.

The students are art ma­jors on EMCC’s Golden Tri­angle campus and each one was recognized in the Printmaking category of the statewide competi­tion.

West Point resident Honor Brown earned sec­ond place with a print of her grandmother titled “Grammy.” Caledonia res­ident Ella Bowen came in third for her print of a bee­hive with bees on it titled “Honey.” Sarah Banes, of Starkville, was awarded an honorable mention for a piece called “Butterflies” depicting butterflies and flowers.

Bowen also earned an honorable mention in the Drawing category for a piece titled “Paper Bag.” The students said they en­joyed competing.

“We learned a lot,” Banes said.

Students from commu­nity colleges across Missis­sippi submitted artwork for the annual competi­tion, which included cate­gories in Drawing, Ceramics, Computer Art, Two-dimensional Design, Painting/Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking and Three-dimensional Design.

“Four of the six artworks we submitted received recognition,” said EMCC art instructor Cynthia Buob, who teaches on the college’s Golden Triangle campus. “I feel very good about that as we try to re­build after the pandemic. These three students are hard workers, passionate about their art and com­mitted to the learning process.”

Four students from EMCC’s Scooba campus also submitted artwork to the competition but did not place. They are Micah Howard, Trinity Nash, Glenn Draper III, and Courtney Coulter.

Each year, a different community college in the state hosts the annual competition. Jones Col­lege is the host this year. There were 170 pieces of artwork submitted to the competition, which are on display through March in the Eula Bass Lewis Gallery at Jones College. A recep­tion and awards ceremony for the winners will take place April 1 at Jones Col­lege.

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