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Lincoln Trail College Celebrates Art

The work of area high school artists will be on display at the Lincoln Trail College Library from March 15 to April 28 for the 2017 Celebrate Art! show.

Artists from area high schools were asked to submit their work for this year’s competition. A total of 59 different pieces were submitted. Four judges reviewed the pieces and the top eight were chosen for the show.

Oblong High School’s Ethan Quinlan won the Best of Show honor for his piece, “Chapps.” In addition to winning Best of Show, Quinlan also won a $50 gift certificate to the Lincoln Trail College Bookstore.

Hutsonville High School’s Aubrey Heleine (“Sea Turtle”), Grayce Hightshoe (“Owl Always Love You” and “Lion Zentangle”), and Tyler Russell (“Huck”), and Oblong High School’s Chassey Lingafelter (“Octopus”), Michaela Spraggins (“Birdie Sanders”), and Summer Weger (“Untitled”) won Outstanding Artist Awards.

All of the artists that participated had the chance to hear from local artist Karla Ries during Celebrate Art! Day on March 9. Ries shared her experiences with the students and also showed them some of her work. Celebrate Art! Day concluded with a reception for the artists.

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