Nine AACC students recognized for art and literature

| October 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

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Melinda R. Myers of Severna Park stands near her black-and-white photography, “Inside Out.”

Melinda R. Myers of Severna Park stands near her black-and-white photography, “Inside Out.”

Anne Arundel Community College had a “Meet the Artists” reception Oct. 19 for the nine students who competed in the League for Innovation in the Community College’s annual arts and literature national competition.

The five visual arts competitors are Alicia Jennifer Beckwith of Pasadena, “The Dragon,” sculpting; Paul W. Graves of Stevensville, “Leave,” photography; Alicia M. Martinez of Millersville, “Typewriter,” graphic arts mixed media using ink, alcohol ink, graphite, acrylic, watercolor and color pencil; Melinda R. Myers of Severna Park, “Inside Out,” black-and-white photography; and Chris Leeland Ruston of Washington, D.C., “Waterproof,” painting. Donna Hepner, associate professor of visual arts, coordinated the on-campus visual arts competition.

The four literary entries are Sarah A. Gummo of Crofton, “Cricket Tankas,” poetry; Richard A. Hartford of Pasadena, “Bully,” one-act play; Ellie Lewis of Severna Park, “Believe,” essay; and Eric Scott Rustine of Crofton, “The Final Benediction,” fiction. Susan A. Cohen, Ph.D., professor of English and communications, coordinated the literary competition.

AACC offers robust credit programs, as well as extracurricular opportunities, in visual arts and creative writing. Visit http://www.aacc.edu/visualarts and http://www.aacc.edu/english for information.

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