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‘Roots and Wings’ art show goes on

ArtsRevive Executive Director Becky Youngblood said Thursday’s 18th Annaul ‘Roots and Wings’ art show turned out beautifully, despite the challenges of making the event happen due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While the event did not see as many attendees as normal, Youngblood expressed her gratitude to those who did attend the show, especially the artists who submitted the 172 works displayed in the Carneal Building on Thursday night.

“Being here and appreciating this art is one thing,” said Youngblood. “But being able to discuss the works further with the artist is so special.”
The standout pieces of Thursday’s show were recognized with 14 awards.

A 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention ribbon were awarded to works in three categories: 2-D art, 3-D art and prints and photography.

The winners for 3-D art were:
1st, Maralyn Wilson – “The Endangered Species Series”
2nd, Ben Smith – “Segmented Bowl with Rings”
3rd, Tracie Noles-Ross – “Raised in the Thicket: Putting Down Roots, Getting Tangled in the Brambly Thicket”
Honorable Mention, Teresa Wamble – “Stressed Females”

The winners for 2-D art were:
1st, Josh Hoggle – “Claim Power”
2nd, Cindy Stoudenmire – “Selma High School”
3rd, Jennifer Levins – “Coffee Printing Company”
Honorable Mention, Chris Wade – “Luna’s Sea”

The winners for Printmaking/Photography were:
1st, Jonna Turberville – “The Days of Swine and Roses”
2nd, Liza Butts – “Constructed Landscape”
3rd, Vicki Hunt – “Shelter”
Honorable Mention, Mimi Boston – “Mano-San’s Garden”

The show’s coveted Best in Show award went to Leanna Lesley for “Ne Me Quitte Pas” and local artist Bradford Brackin took home the People’s Choice award for “Boo Radley’s Roots.