HU Students Win Honors at Genesis 2011 Artist Awards
Two Hampton University students were awarded at the Genesis 2011: College Student Juried Exhibition at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac) on April 8.
Marie E. Jarrell won first place for "4 Views of Growth" a digitally enhanced linocut. Jarrell received $300 in honor of Mayor Ann Kilgore by Ed Kilgore.
Jeromyah Jones received Honorable Mention for his piece "Soulyah" using clay. Jones received a prize of $50.
|Marie E. Jarrell, first place winner, stands with her piece "4 Views of Growth."|
|Jeromyah Jones, honorable mention, stands with his sculpture "Soulyah."|
Students from Hampton Roads colleges submitted work to be considered for the exhibition, with winning entries from HU, College of William and Mary, Christopher Newport University, Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College. Judged by Pfac Curator and Program Director Michael Preble, Genesis 2011 allows college students the opportunity to show their work in a professional gallery alongside their peers. Pfac awarded more than $1,500 to artists at the event.
The exhibition continues through May 8 with free Pfac admission for college students. Peninsula Fine Arts Center is located at 101 Museum Dr., Mariners’ Museum Park, Newport News, Va.
-Alison L. Phillips