Two art entries for the Martin Luther King Jr Art Contest were honored on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Commons.
Madison Hurm entered a painting titled "All the Small Things," and Isaac Kangas entered a painting titled "Content or Character." The judges placed Kangas' painting in first and Hurm's in second. Both paintings are entered into the SCSU Dexter R. Stanton Art and Essay Competition.
Kangas, an AA student, has been painting for a while. He saw a flyer for the contest on a bulletin board and decided to enter.
When asked about his inspiration for the painting, he said "Black and white play really well together - the colors. It probably took a weekend to finish. I started with blotches of black and white, then took it from there."
Sangeeta Jha presided over the short ceremony, talking about the artwork and Black History Month. Kangas was presented with a plaque.
Hurm is no longer a student at SCTCC and was not present at the ceremony.