Lindy Jo Johnson was named winner of the CLC Juried Student Art Contest for 2012, receiving the award from Joli Austin, adjunct faculty member who judged the works with assistance from Heidi Steadman. Artwork entered and qualifying for exhibit is displayed in the CLC Gallery, where a reception was held April 20. “The Art of Science” art show kicked off with a meet and greet, hors d-oeuvres, beverages, and live entertainment hosted by the 50-member CLC Science Club. Lindy Jo’s oil on canvas titled “Simple Twist of Fate” took top honors. Runner-up Martin Nelson of Brainerd created an acrylic and mixed media on canvas piece titled “The Great Divide, AKA Black Gold.” Lindy Jo credits CLC art instructor Mic Stowell with inspiring and mentoring her artistic side. Lindy Jo, president of the CLC Science Club, will next pursue an environmental engineering degree at Bemidji State. Martin thanks his artist-father Mitchell Cory Nelson, for raising him in an artistic environment and nurturing creativity. Martin is headed to St. Cloud State to study fine arts. He currently has one of his works displayed in the Wells Fargo building in St. Paul, as part of the Chancellor’s Exhibit (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities).
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