Works by John Wood Community College’s visual arts students were recently judged by Ann Miller Titus, president of the Quincy Art Center Board and fiber artist. The pieces are part of the seventh annual student “Show and Sell” spring exhibit, which is available for viewing at JWCC’s Heath Center Art Gallery through May 25. The gallery is open during the College’s normal operating hours.
Titus remarked on the works, “I began by looking for story. I am interested in how we communicate visually and the pieces that stood out to me suggested narratives, messages, and points of view. I found myself wishing that I could speak to each artist to discover the context for the work and to compare my perceptions with what the artists intended to communicate. I also found myself drawn to works that included a bit of surprise and a touch of the unexpected.”
Presentations were made to the following:
Honorable Mention, Abigail Stickling of Taylor, Mo., for Patacsil
Honorable Mention, Jamie Sowell of Quincy, for Portrait
Honorable Mention, Jill Thomas of Quincy, for City Life
Honorable Mention, Emily Hedberg of Quincy, for c2
Honorable Mention, Michelle Greusel of Quincy, for Jill
Honor Award, Emily Hedberg, Serenity
Honor Award, Nevin McNally of Quincy, Benny Eating a Flower
Honor Award, Jill Thomas, City Flip
Honor Award, Aislynn Sommers of Quincy, Noah
Best of Show, Nevin McNally, Lordy Nordy
The JWCC Advancement Office receives 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale to enhance the arts education program at JWCC. The individual students receive the remainder of the proceeds.
The exhibit is located in the lower level of the Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center located on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison.