Monday, March 7, 2011

Painting of Pearl Black wins "Exhibiting Excellence" show

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - A painting of 20th century author Pearl Black took home the Best In Show award at the 33rd Annual “Exhibiting Excellence” Art Exhibition at Southeast’s River Campus on Sunday. 

The artist is Amy Walden, a junior from Popular Bluff. She named her representation of Pearl Black “Uncatchable.”

“It works in both the physical and spiritual sense. Physically I made her out of paper because she’s a writer and all the words are on there, she put all her emotions and thoughts into writing. In the spiritual sense she couldn’t be caught because she was a free spirit,” Walden said.

The exhibit features art pieces from Junior and Senior high school students from 20 high schools in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. Approximately 250 pieces of art are submitted to the exhibit and of those submitted, 90 are selected to go on display.

Walden’s painting, as well as the rest of the art from the exhibit, will be on display until March 27th.

Katie Long, KRCU


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