Troy University’s Phenix City Campus has kicked off its second annual Black History Month art exhibit and contest, featuring the work of 66 college and high school students from Alabama and Georgia.
The exhibit, which will run through Feb. 28, is available for viewing on the Troy University on the Chattahoochee Facebook page. An album is also available on the page for viewers to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award. The entry with the most Facebook likes will be selected for the People’s Choice Award.
In addition, the entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges and first, second, and third place winners will be selected in five categories: Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Graphic Design, and Mixed Media. Winners of the contest will be announced Friday, March 7.
Judges for the contest are: Professor Ed Noriega, Director of the Center for Design Technology and Industry at Troy University; Sandra Hunley, an artist, pianist and vocalist who is retired from the Ford Motor Company; and, Lucy Kacir, Director of Education and Engagement at the Columbus Museum.
This year’s exhibit includes work of students from Troy University, Columbus State University, Kendrick High School (Georgia), Harris County High School (Georgia), William H. Spencer High School (Georgia), Central Freshman Academy (Alabama), Central High School (Alabama), Carver High School (Georgia), Russell County High School (Alabama) and Callaway High School (Georgia).
Last year’s inaugural virtual event was well received, reaching more than 32,000 people on Facebook.