WCU Art Student Awarded Scholarship
Tradition, Miss., August 8, 2013 - William Carey University student Lucy Landry of Biloxi was awarded The Betty Dettre Visual Arts Scholarship on August 6 during a luncheon at the Country Club of Jackson. Mrs. Betty Dettre, a visual artist, established The Betty Body Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., which is a special collection of research material on women artists.
Along with the Board for the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Mrs. Dettre established a scholarship for a young woman pursuing a degree in the visual arts in our state. This year the scholarship was designated to be given to a young woman enrolled at WCU. The scholarship is $500 and includes a paid membership in the National Museum of Women in the Arts for one year.
During the luncheon, Landry, a sophomore fine arts major on WCU’s Tradition campus, was recognized for her accomplishments and officially received her scholarship. She was also able to showcase some of her work. Though her main focus is mixed media art, she enjoys learning the fundamentals of painting, printmaking, and drawing. In her free time she dabbles in crocheting and other crafts, as well.
“Lucy Landry consistently makes new discoveries about herself and pushes the limits of the media with which she works,” said Tracey Williams, chair of the art department and assistant professor of art on the Tradition Campus. “In the classes she has had with me at WCU-Tradition, I have seen her work beyond the expectations for the projects assigned.”
After finishing her BFA with a focus on painting and art education at Carey, she will pursue a master’s degree in printmaking. Landry plans to teach art, and her dream is to one day start an art program for children with special needs.