RCHS art student honored | Local News

RUSHVILLE — Cora Legere, a visual arts student at Ms. Toni Schultz’s Rushville Consolidated High School, is the recognized recipient of the Iowa and Midwest Art Region-at-Large Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The contest is a very competitive competition, which rewards high school students for their originality, their technical skills and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Legere received two honorable mentions – ranking in the top 10% of all nominations.

His works span a range of media and techniques and are two strikingly different creations. “Cabin in the Woods” is an intimate oil pastel illustration that was inspired by memories of camping in the mountains of Kentucky. The design’s contrasting green and red color scheme is further enhanced by the use of perspective and overlap.

In contrast, “Vieux” (“old” in French) is a mixed media painting on a vintage map of France, which his father reused from an old school. She manipulated acrylic paint, colored pencil, oil pastel and Posca pen into a very creative portrait with a medieval touch.

Legere’s recognition and awards are quite an accolade as she competed against nearly 15,000 high school performers from eight Midwestern states. Legere will be honored and recognized on Sunday, March 7 during a virtual Scholastic Awards celebration.

After receiving these awards, Legere will join the ranks of other famous American artists and writers who have received Scholastic recognition, such as Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King and Truman Capote.

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Kayleen C. Rice