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March 4, 2010

Students showcase their talents at Cowley�s Fine Arts Day


Cowley’s Fine Arts Day Enjoying a day of the performing and fine arts at Cowley College, 140 high school students from Kansas and Oklahoma took part in the school’s Fine Arts Day held Wednesday on the Arkansas City campus.

Through the course of Fine Arts Day, students from more than 30 high schools had a chance to audition and/or share portfolios of their artwork. Student artwork was displayed and prizes were given in several different categories. Prizes awarded included scholarships and cash prizes.

Students also had the opportunity to see Cowley’s different art programs in action, as there were performances by Cowley’s instrumental ensemble and the Cowley College Singers. There were also piano performances, poetry reading, and a film by art/design. Students also had a chance to meet with faculty, talk with current students, and take a tour of the campus.

Cowley art instructor Mike Fell had an opportunity to visit with many of the students, parents and teachers that attended Fine Arts Day, and said the individuals came away impressed with the event and the friendly, personable nature of the Cowley College staff.

“It was good to get the word out about the programs Cowley has to offer and to show that the people here really care about the students,” Fell said. “The students found out that they could actually talk to college professors. Everyone’s strengths came out to make the event successful.”

This was the fifth year Cowley has held Fine Arts Day.

An awards ceremony capped the day. There were 32 Prodigy Art Award winners named and four winners in the Best of Show. Creative Writing Prodigy Awards were also handed out.

Best of Show winners were:

  • Flat Media Junior Division — Alisha Wood from Rose Hill High School.
  • Flat Media Senior Division — Kelsey Nelson from Rose Hill High School.
  • 3-D Media Junior Division — Mindy Hall from Ponca City (OK) High School.
  • 3-D Media Senior Division — Jake Dunshee from Rose Hill High School.

Click here to view the Prodigy Art Award winners.