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UC Recognizes Area High School Art Students


Exhibit participant and a previous award winner Jared Norville, of Corbin, discusses his work with UC's Julie Wheeler.

Williamsburg, Kentucky - Art abounds. Area young people are producing quality work and demonstrating their talent, which is evident in the recent exhibit at University of the Cumberlands.

Students from nearby high schools were recently recognized at a reception and awards ceremony for their efforts in a variety of media. Renee Armstrong of McCreary County was awarded for her work in pencil and mixed media. Winners from Corbin were Mackenzie Grove for her charcoal still life and Erin Kuss, whose work included a still life and pen and ink drawing. Several works by Samantha McQuillan of Whitley County were recognized, including Dance of Life in pencil and acrylic works, Finishing Touch and Simplicity.

Jellico's award recipients were Thomas Galley for his ink wash landscape and mixed media work, Carl Mozingo, Jr., for his Beach Cove watercolor and his color pencil still life, as well as Jerry Fox, whose pencil and charcoal works of Frogs, Cellar, and Train received a merit award. Also receiving merit recognition was Williamsburg's Shuram Kabir for pop culture subjects Darth Vadar and George Bush, illustrated in pencil.

Art Department Chair Julie Wheeler wishes to congratulate the individuals on their accomplishments and encourages them to pursue their art studies within UC's program, where scholarship money is available to deserving applicants.

For more information, call the Art Department at 606-539-4265.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. UC offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and 9 pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, non-traditional programs for adults.