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News Release

Student Art Show Showcases a Variety of Talent

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on April 27, 2011

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – From painting and ceramics, to photography and graphic art, the talents of John Tyler Community College’s art students are extensive. Those talents are now on display at the Midlothian Campus as part of the 2011 Juried Student Art Show, which opened on April 1, 2011with a reception and awards ceremony. The show was juried by Lin Ferrell, the visual arts director for Chesterfield County Schools.

The winners are as follows (students’ hometown zip codes appear in parenthesis):

Best in Show
Ilona Strunk (23237)
Artwork – Still-Life

Plaza Artists Materials Award
Ginger Pennington (23236)
Artwork – Norma Jean

Main Art Supply Awards
Nathaniel Dale Kottraba (23838)
Artwork – Girl with a Flower

Robert Miller (23832)
Artwork – Figure Study

Ben Franklin Crafts Award
Ashley Muse (23002)
Artwork – Around the World

Campbells Ceramic Supply Award
Ian Glass (23831)
Artwork – Burl Tea

Richmond Camera Award
Anna Satalino (23112)
Artwork – Al

J. Wade Ferrell Award
Linda Fern Schmiel (23113)
Artwork – Headache

Karen Gammon Award
Ilona Strunk (23237)
Artwork – Life Model

Honorable Mentions
Celia Fryer (23238)
Artwork – Still-Life

Mary Auerbach (23832)
Artwork – Miss Elizabeth R. Schreiber

Megan Hamner (23834)
Artwork – Thoughtful Reflections

The student artwork will remain on display for a few more days this month. The exhibit, on the second floor of the Academic Building, will be up through April 29, 2011.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 13,690 students during the 2009 – 10 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 20,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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