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Ozarks student works on display at area art exhibition

February 10, 2012
By cnp
Posted in Art

Clarksville, Ark. --- Seven U of O art students recently entered the CenturyLink Collegiate Competition & Exhibition at the River Valley Arts Center in Russellville.?

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"Self-Portrait," by Chloe Chrimes, earned honorable mention at the CenturyLink art exhibition.

All of the students - Josue Ayala, Chloe Chrimes, Dylan Eakin, Brittany Green, Madi Hutson, Abby Kern, and Tyler Rideout - had their works accepted into the show, and their works are currently on display at the River Valley Arts Center. 

Three of the students - Chrimes, Eakin, and Hutson - earned Honorable Mention awards. 

  • Chrimes’ piece is a digital photograph titled "Self-Portrait."
  • Eakin’s piece is a ceramic sculpture titled "Dignity."
  • Hutson’s piece is an oil painting titled "Mama."

"I encourage the art students at Ozarks to enter competitions as a way to build the résumé," said Associate Professor of Art Tammy Harrington. "It is also a way for them to see the work that students from other schools are creating for comparison.  The River Valley competition is a great opportunity because of its location and the chance to win awards.  It is a great honor that three of our students were awarded Honorable Mention.  The pieces not only show skill and technique, but I also feel that you can really see the students’ passion for art-making in their works.  Their works are not just ‘pretty pictures,’ but are investigations and realizations of the world around them."

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"Mama," an oil painting by Madi Hutson, is one of the student works which received honorable mention at the CenturyLink exhibition.

Sponsored by CenturyLink, the competition is only one of a few in the state that focus on university students. This year’s show marks the 25th anniversary of the competition.

The exhibition will be up February 1-28, 2012 and is free and open to the public.

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"Dignity," by Dylan Eakin, received honorable mention at the CenturyLink exhibition.