Ridgeland student places third in art competition

Pictured are (left to right) Kris Wilson, adjunct art instructor, and his student Lydia Fortenberry. Fortenberry recently placed third in the MC/JCAIA Student Art Competition.

Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus art student Lydia Fortenberry recently placed third in the Drawing Division at the 2017 Mississippi Community College/Junior College Art Instructor's Association (MC/JCAIA) Student Art Competition/Exhibition. Her award-winning pastel was titled, "None Will Love the Butcher."

Fortenberry's work and that of students from colleges across Mississippi who submitted artwork for the statewide competition are on display at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle Campus on the second floor of the student union in the art gallery. There are nearly 150 artworks that can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 12. An awards reception for the student artists will be held April 13 at 10 a.m. The gallery is open to the public.

A native of Brandon, Fortenberry is a liberal arts major who was homeschooled. Upon graduating from Holmes, she plans to attend Mississippi State University and eventually become an illustrator. She also has an interest in doing storyboarding for a living, as well.

For more information on the Holmes Fine Art Department, contact John L. Cheatham, III, department chair, at jcheatham@holmescc.edu or (662) 472-9097.

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IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are (left to right) Kris Wilson, adjunct art instructor, and his student Lydia Fortenberry. Fortenberry recently placed third in the MC/JCAIA Student Art Competition.

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