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TROY to host virtual art exhibit and contest in celebration of Black History Month

"Pure Joy and Perseverance" by Emily Hughes of Harris County High School, Georgia is one of the works featured in art show.

Troy University’s Phenix City Campus is hosting a virtual art exhibit and contest in celebration of Black History Month with participating high school and university students from Columbus State University, Glenwood School, Harris County Schools, Muscogee County Schools, Phenix City Schools, Troup County Schools, and Troy University.

The contestants’ artwork will be evaluated by a panel of judges and fellow artists: Najee Dorsey, visual artist and founder of Black Art in America™; Sandra Hunley; Helen Johnson, founder of Helen Johnson Art; and Pat Waldrop, president of Heritage Agency.

First, second, and third place winners will be selected in the 2D and 3D categories. In addition, friends, family, and community members are invited to vote for their favorite artwork at the Troy University on the Chattahoochee Facebook page beginning February 15 through February 28. The entry with the most Likes will be selected as the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Fifty-one high school and university students participated in the inaugural event. The Phenix City Campus plans to host an annual art show in celebration of Black history and hopes to grow participation each year to showcase local talent.

The Troy University Black History Month Virtual Art Show is scheduled to run February 15 through February 28, 2021 on the Troy University on the Chattahoochee Facebook page.

Winners of the contest will be announced March 5, 2021.

If you would like more information about the art show, please contact Linda Finley at 334-448-5118 or lafinley@troy.edu.

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