For some students, art can be a draw to a school. This can come from art classes, dedicated teachers or chances to compete.
The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, The Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle Magazine and The M3 Group tamed up to host an art contest.
Students from 19 schools competed.
The exhibit included paintings, sculptures and photography. Winning artwork was displayed throughout the lobby of the credit union’s headquarters at 3777 West Road in East Lansing.
Ryan Fogoros, who visited the exhibit, said “Personally, I believe that this art is important for students to express themselves and it gives the students something to look forward to in the community and hopefully others will appreciate the students’ work. When I saw the art inside the Federal Credit Union, I was surprised to see the amount of work that was there and some amazing pieces I could never create, and I respect those students that do that.”
There were three types of awards: the Social Media Award, The People’s Choice Award and The School Spirit Award. Winners were chosen by the public and anyone could vote in person or online. In addition to these awards, there were juried awards and honorable mentions determined by judges.