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Students take home awards

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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“Biggie," by Chance Smith of Dixon High School, won first place in the high school category.
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"In All of Time and Space," by Kylie Kutz of Reagan Middle School, took first place in the junior high category.
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Emily Echles, a senior at Dixon High School, won best of show in the GenNex Desire to Inspire Art Show at The Next Picture Show in Dixon. Her work is behind her left shoulder. Photos submitted by Bonnie Kime.

DIXON – The Next Picture Show has announced the Project GenNex Art Show winners.

From Dixon High School, they are Emily Echles, best of show for “Paradise Lost: The Fall of Satan Part Two;” and senior Chance Smith, first place for “Biggie.”

Kylie Kutz of Reagan Middle School won first place for “In All of Time and Space.”

Project GenNex is a local youth group. The show’s theme was “Desire to Inspire.”

Les Allen of Dixon, a retired art teacher, judged the entries. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing and a Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking, design, and photography.

Pieces will be displayed through Feb. 28 at the gallery, 113 W. First St.

For more information, go to www.thenextpictureshow.org or call 815-285-4924.

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