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Three WIU Art Students Win Awards as Part of Figge Show

June 3, 2022

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Six Western Illinois University students displayed their art work as part of a show in the Figge Art Museum by students from eight area colleges and universities.

The Davenport, IA, museum's Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery displayed the 12th installment of the College Invitational, with work by students from Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University.

WIU students with work in the show include sophomore Rivers Ashton, a sophomore art major from Lincolnton, NC; Molly Borth, a junior art major from Towanda, IL; Yahzyah Crutcher-Hanna, a senior art major from Chicago, IL; Ashley Derry, a senior art major from Macomb; Tatiana Ward-Lawrence, a senior art major from Chicago, IL; and Mackenzie White, a senior art major from Virginia, IL.

Crutcher-Hanna won a third place award as part of the show, while Ward-Lawrence and White were each awarded a Judge's Choice Award.

Work included in the show was chosen by art professors from each of the participating schools. More than 40 art pieces, including drawing, watercolor, collage, clay, ceramics, digital art and mixed media, are part of the show, which runs through Aug. 28.

Figge Art Museum is located at 225 W. Second St. in Davenport, IA.

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