Pearce Museum hosts student art show and sale

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Students and art aficionados alike gathered at the Pearce Museum Wednesday evening to take in and buy local student works at the 2021 Navarro College Student Art Show.

The artwork was presented by the art department students of the Corsicana and Waxahachie campuses. The young creatorss explored different medium and visual styles through their displayed works, from sketches, to paintings, to handmade crafts.

Participating students artists for the show included: Alessandra Baeza, Jacob Betik, Tristen Brubaker, Lily Downard, Annabeth Garcia, Brenner Hayden, Maisie Hayden, Haley Jennings, Daisy Macias,Alexandria Novak, Lexie Owen, Adriana Ramirez, Joshua Revels, Adriana Sanchez, Dylan Searcy, Corey Seigler, Tyler Smith, Dorian Torres, Alyssa Toumbs, Savannah Wallace, Nathan Wilkes, and Loren Zapata.

Not all artists were present for the evening’s gallery event.

Art Professor Laura Briseño stands with a group of her art students during the show. – Photo by Guy Chapman

This year’s works were judged by Alysia Nicole Harris, PhD, and Kyle Hobratschk from 100W, awarding First, Second, and Third Places. The 2021 show was an opportunity for the semester’s students to display their pieces in a public setting.

“For students, this was such a powerful message,” Art Professor and Department Chair Laura Briseño said as she addressed the attending audience. “As students of a community college, this is their way to connect with the community and to show you guys what they’ve been working so hard on.”

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Art Professor and Department Chair Laura Briseño and Museum Curator Christina Lucas announce the Top Three winners. – Photo by Guy Chapman

Additionally, Briseño presented the “Top Three” winners a 3D printed mini award shaped like Beauregard the bulldog.

A Popular Choice Award was voted on by attending participants, and future visitors to the gallery can submit their favorite votes for the category up until May 3, when the winner will be announced.

The Student Art Show will remain on display at the Pearce Museum from April 8 through May 3.

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