Obion County Central art student advances to district competition
Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 10:29 am
The Messenger 05.06.09
Obion County Central High School junior Refugio Flores has been named the Obion County winner of the 2009 Congressional Art Competition.
The winning artwork, an acrylic painting entitled “Just Chillin,” will be entered in district judging, according to Congressman John Tanner (D-Union City).
In addition to the county winner, recognition was given to the second-place winner, OCCHS senior Kailey Hagan, who had a charcoal graphite picture entitled “Warrior Girl.” Third place was awarded to OCCHS senior Jacob Bloodworth for his prisma color, “Growth,” and honorable mention went to OCCHS junior Emily Crosser for her block printing ink, “Ayoko.”
“We are very proud of all the fine young artists who entered this competition and each of them are to be commended for their hard work and dedication,” Tanner said.
The artwork of the county winners will be judged in district competition Friday at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce in Jackson. The district winner’s artwork will hang for one year in a corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol with the work of winners from around the nation.
junior Refugio Flores, Obion County Central High School, Obion County winner of the 2009 Congressional Art Competition