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MCC alumnus earns top Art honor

03/25/2019

“Madonna & Child" by Isiah Lattimore
“Madonna & Child" by Isiah Lattimore
"Daphne Adrift" by Melissa Ruboyianes
"Daphne Adrift" by Melissa Ruboyianes

Mott Community College alumnus Isiah Lattimore, of Flint, won Best of Show for his piece titled “Madonna & Child” in the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s third annual Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition. The Best of Show winner receives $1,000.

MCC Fine Arts student Melissa Ruboyianes, of Flint, was also selected to show her piece “Daphne Adrift” in the show. The exhibition will run through March 27 in the Lansing Art Gallery, 119 North Washington Square.

The exhibition includes collegiate artists from around the state. The colleges represented are: Adrian College, Central Michigan University, College for Creative Studies, Kendall College of Art & Design, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, Mott Community College, Northern Michigan University, Olivet College, University of Michigan, University of Michigan – Flint, and Western Michigan University.

2019 Award Winners
• Best of Show: Madonna & Child by Isiah Lattimore, oil on panel, University of Michigan – Flint
• First Place: Cross by John Coates, film, College for Creative Studies
• Second Place: From the Holocene to the Anthropocene: Redefining the Ecological Self by Olivia Arau-McSweeney, artist book with relief prints, University of Michigan
• Third Place: 321 by Katherine Johnson, light transfer screen-printed series on cotton, Michigan State University
• Honorable Mention: Brotherly Love by Azya Moore, photography, Michigan State University

Engaging the next generation of creative entrepreneurs, the Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition encourages artistic excellence, provides networking opportunities, and enhances professional capacity through a competitive and adjudicated exhibition. Learn more about our jurors here.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition is supported in part by Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, and the Residential College of Arts and Humanities. Additional support is provided by Lansing Community College, Mariel Foundation, Jack & Sue Davis and Rich Sneary.


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