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Spore’s Showcase Art Booth Takes First

Posted 5/4/2017

By Randy FoggJACEY Spore, a Moundridge High School student, had her senior showcase selected as the winner in the McPherson County Student Art Exhibit. For first place, Spore will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The student art exhibit was held April 20-23, at the Park School Gymnasium in McPherson.JACEY Spore, a Moundridge High School student, had her senior showcase selected as the winner in the McPherson County Student Art Exhibit. For first place, Spore will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The student art exhibit was held April 20-23, at the Park School Gymnasium in McPherson.

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Jacey Spore, a Moundridge High School student, had her senior showcase chosen the winner in the McPherson County Student Art Exhibit.

“It was very surprising,” Spore said. “I didn’t think I would be in first. There were so many other good artists out there. It was really exciting after I found out I had won.”

The exhibit was held April 20-23, at the Park School Gymnasium in McPherson.

Spore noted Moundridge art instructor Kelsi Chisholm usually encourages her students to bring 14 or 15 pieces for their booths.

One of her favorite pieces was an oil painting of an ostrich, which is wearing glasses.

Spore said she liked it because it has a different kind of look.

“She looks kind of cool,” Spore said. “The challenging part was painting the neck and feathers with all the details.

“It was the first time I had done an oil painting,” she added. “I like the emotion she is showing, even though she’s an ostrich.”

Also in her showcase, Spore brought three of the cartoons she had drawn for the MHS newspaper

“I like making people laugh,” Spore said.

She also had a mixed medium artwork. For a self-portrait, Spore decided to place some three-dimensional objects in her hair. The self-portrait had Spore hanging upside down.

Spore said she liked to use pencil for her artwork.

“I’ve always been good with pencils,” she added.

There were three other Moundridge students with showcase booths.

“I was really hoping for one of my classmates to get something,” Spore said. “They had strong booths.”

She added she was pleased to see Lexi Lorimor chosen for third place.

Chisholm noted Spore has been in art all four years in high school.

“She’s very well rounded,” Chisholm said. “She’s really creative in the techniques she incorporates in her art.”

For college, Spore said she was considering either music education or something with neuroscience.

“I’m confused with it,” Spore said. “After my first year, I’ll have something to figure out.”

Spore said she was planning to attend the University of Kansas in the fall.

“Art is definitely a creative outlet for me,” Spore said.

The senior said plans to take a few art classes in college.

“I have doodled and painted for as long as I can remember,” Spore added.