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WCU Hosts Student Art Show and Competition

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 15, 2014 - William Carey University hosted a reception to celebrate the opening of the 2014 Student Art Show and Competition in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art on April 10. The exhibit, which will hang until April 28, includes a variety of artwork including paintings, fine art prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, graphic design, 3-D pieces and mixed media by art students from both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses.

The winners of the competition were as follows: Brendan Woods of Purvis, Best in Show for “A Table for a Melody” and Best Painting for “Winning Streak;” Jane Lee of Hattiesburg, Best Drawing for “Vanity” and Best Design for “Chanel No. 5;” Paul Goggin of Gulfport, Best 3-Dimensional Art for “The Definition of Art;” Jamie Nash of Ocean Springs, Best Mixed Media for “Homage to Bob’s Turtles;” Lucy Landry of Biloxi, Best Printmaking for “Aw Shucks,” and Christy DiMauro of Biloxi, Best Photography for “Jameson Festival.”

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Layla Accorsi of Gramado, Brazil, for “Panda;” Anna Dancsisin of Summit for “Morning Prayer;” Kellie Gutterman of Mandeville, La., for “Fishing for Water Spouts;” Kristy Knapp of Biloxi for “Life at the Speed of Hwy 90;” Robert Lewis of Ocean Springs for “Gift of Healing;” Joanna McKenzie of Monticello for “Contemplation,” and Tessa Stockstill of Biloxi for “Exhilaration.”

Kyle Goddard, gallery director of Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg, served as judge for the competition.

The public is invited to view the exhibit.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment, (601) 318-6148.

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Pictured are some of the winners of the 2014 Student Art Show and Competition during the opening reception for the exhibit reception on April 11. Pictured are (left to right) Brendan Woods of Purvis, Best in Show for “A Table for a Melody” and Best Painting for “Winning Streak;” Layla Accorsi of Gramado, Brazil, Honorable Mention for “Panda;” Lucy Landry of Biloxi for Best Printmaking for “Aw Shucks;” Jane Lee of Hattiesburg, Best Drawing for “Vanity” and Best Design for “Chanel No. 5,” and Anna Dancsisin of Summit for “Morning Prayer.” The show is on exhibit in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art through April 28.