Kellogg Community College’s 2013 Diversity Art Contest drew 51 entries from students, employees and community members, including 40 pieces of visual art, eight written entries and three submissions of audio or video art.
This year marked the third consecutive year of the competition, previously known as the Multicultural Medley Art Contest. The goal of the event is to showcase the theme of diversity.
“One of the things we like about this contest is seeing how the students respond to the prompt every year,” said Professor Elizabeth Kerlikowske, one of the contest organizers. “The entries are always surprising and varied and give the judges something to chew on.”
The contest features separately judged categories for KCC students and community members, with KCC employees included in the latter. Each category included a $400 grand prize winner and three $100 honorable mention award winners.
This year’s Diversity Art Contest winners, by category, are:
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- Brian Noell, “The Medicine Man” (grand prize winner; visual art)
- Taylor McCoy, “Diversity Despite Chaos” (visual art)
- Dia Massey, “Fasteners” (visual art)
- Brandi Smith, “Birds of a Feather” (visual art)
- Joel Newsome, “Passing” (grand prize winner; essay)
- Linda Holderbaum, “Window to the World” (visual art)
- Nyle Rosenbaum, “Hats” (visual art)
- Roland Sunkins, “One Heart, One Soul” (music/song on CD)
Artwork entered in the contest was displayed in the Eleanor R. & Robert A. DeVries Gallery in the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus through Monday, Feb. 4. Contest winners were recognized during a public awards ceremony that afternoon in the gallery.
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