FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) Graphic Design student Gabrielle Cook, of Linden, earned Best of Show and a $5,000 scholarship to attend Wayne State at the 2016 Annual Great Lakes Regional Community College Art Exhibition.
The exhibition, hosted by the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History at Wayne State, continues through Aug. 19 and features approximately 50 artworks created by students and instructors from eight community colleges. The Art Department Gallery is located in the Art Building on the campus of Wayne State University, near the intersection of Cass Avenue and Kirby Street.
Cook received the Best of Show award for her three dimensional piece titled Corruption. The title of the piece was inspired by the transformation of the basic material Cook used, she said,
“Taking something as simple as a Slinky and corrupting it to look so completely different gave me the idea for the title.”
“It was very exciting to win Best of Show in such a large competition,” said Cook, “the piece was a last minute pick over another piece, so I’m glad I chose Corruption.”
“We are very proud of Gabrielle,” said Mary Cusack, Dean of Fine Arts and Social Sciences at MCC. “It is well-deserved recognition of her talent and high quality Fine Arts education we offer at Mott College.”
Cook will graduate from MCC in spring 2017 and will transfer to Wayne State University to study Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Her long-term career goal is to be the Art Director for a museum. –—G.G.