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Black History Exhibition Winners Announced

The winning artists from this year's Black History Art Exhibit take time out for a group photo during a reception to kick off the show. From left to right are Shenavery Cherry, Jordan Davis, Diane Garcia and M. Jean Harrell. William J. Dorsey, another winning artist, is not pictured.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College held a reception Feb. 5 to officially kick off the 5th Annual PCC Black History Exhibition and announce winners of the juried art show.

According to PCC Associate in Fine Arts Coordinator Charity Valentine, more than 100 people attended the reception, which took place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center, where the exhibition is on display.

Valentine said that during the event, student Diane Garcia was presented the “Best in Show Award” for her gelatin silver print, “Belleza Negra.” William J. Dorsey took second for his “Tribute to Day” wooden podium, and student Jordan Davis placed third for her “The World Is Upside Down” gelatin silver print.

Honorable mention honors went to student Shenavery Cherry for her graphite on paper portrait, “President Obama,” and to student M. Jean Harrell for a basket she made out of pine needles and raffia, Valentine said.

Organized by the PCC Fine Art & Graphic Design departments and the college’s Multicultural Activity Committee, this year’s Black History Exhibition will be on display through March 6. The various artworks being displayed address historic or current social and cultural topics pertaining to black history in America.

PCC Advertising and Graphic Design Department Chair Eleanor Willard and Richard Wilson, a local artist and 2007 PCC Advertising and Graphic Design graduate, served as jurors for the exhibition.