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Horn voted best at People's Choice Art Competition

By Staff
BEST OF THE BEST Joey Horn's wood sculpture of an owl swooping down on a little bird, titled "The Roost," won Best in Show at the 10th People's Choice Art Competition, sponsored by the Meridian Museum of Art. The winners were announced during a reception Saturday night. Photo by Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
July 22, 2001
Joey Horn's wood sculpture of an owl swooping in for the kill on a small bird was voted best of "Best in Show" in the 10th Annual People's Choice Art Competition, which was sponsored by the Meridian Museum of Art.
The winners were announced Saturday during a reception at the museum. The competition was divided into eight categories: acrylics, drawings and prints, fabric and fiber works, mixed media, oil, photographs, 3-dimensional works, watercolors and other media. There were 185 works entered from 104 different artists.
The judges of the contest were the people who have visited the museum since the show's opening in early June and voted for what they liked.
The overall winning entry was titled "The Roost." Horn, a resident of Terry, was the winner last year with his wood sculpture of a hawk, titled "Alpha Raptor."
Bonnie Busbee of Meridian was second in the "Best of Show" category with her oil painting titled "Taking Time." There was a tie for third between Dana Covert of Meridian and Dollye Kirk of Hattiesburg. Covert's prize winning entry was a photograph titled "Madelyn Semmes," while Kirk's was a pastel titled "French Flower Lady."
Honorable mentions went to Nina DuSang for an oil painting titled "Garden Shed," and Joey Horne for an acrylic titled "Currents 3.01". Both are from Meridian.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3217, or
e-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar.com.

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