Friday, April 07, 2017

TOP STORY >> Cabot junior wins duck-stamp contest

Andrea Lafave, a junior at Cabot High School, won the state round of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp competition.

The best-of-show award includes a $1,000 scholarship.

Her winning artwork — a watercolor and colored pencil based on her photographs of local duck habitats and birds at a taxidermist — will now be entered in the national competition.

“The winning design from the national contest is used to create the Junior Duck Stamp, which are sold by the U.S. Postal Service for $5 per stamp. Proceeds support conservation education, and provide scholarships for the national winners, and awards for students, teachers and schools that participate in the program,” according to the Arkansas Game and Fish website.

Five other Cabot High students will have their artwork displayed in two gallery shows in Little Rock.

Sydney Black and Hunsu Kang, both seniors, will be included in the Governor’s Young Artist Exhibit Com-petition at the Governor’s Mansion this month.

The themes for the statewide-juried exhibition are emotion and energy in art. An awards reception will be held in May at the Governor’s Mansion.

Kang’s art will also be in the Arkansas Arts Center’s Young Artists Exhibition from May 16 through July 23, as will sophomore Lindy Cook and juniors Sewon Park and Chloe Smith.

There will be 104 artists from across the state in the show.