April 16, 2015

     Last week top art students competed in the 40th annual Paint-In and Student Exhibition at Mid Plains Community College in McCook.  Lexington students competed in each category, and managed to nearly sweep the photography and digital media category.  Freshman, Jose Romero took 2nd with his photograph of a truck grille, Senior, Alexis Fierro placed 1st for her photograph of flowers, and Junior, Oscar Magana received the Judges Choice award for his digital artwork.  Senior Julio Solis took 2nd in ceramics with his mug.

Awards ceremony at MCC.

     This year’s theme for the paint-in portion was, “What does the song look like?” Students were to illustrate the song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. 

Above is one of the Lexington Team’s depictions of “Radioactive.”

     Lexington had a large group of students participating, therefore had three separate paint-in teams.  MCC Instructor Rick Johnson described the difficulty of not only developing and painting a concept in 2.5 hours as challenging, but to also do so while working in a group with contrasting ideas and personalities is a great feat in itself.  Although none of the Lexington teams placed in the paint-in competitions all three groups worked very well as creative teams.