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MCC Create!

Four MCC artists won the inaugural MCC Create! art competition.

Inspired by Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize, “MCC Create!” features works of art created by MCC faculty, staff, students and alumni. In tune with the contest’s “Think Globally” theme, entries reflect the cultures, people and/or places of the world. All 27 entries will remain on display for public viewing through Nov. 9 in MCC’s Instruction North Building Art Gallery and in the Beatrice E. Doser Building south hallway.

In addition to the winners, other contributing artists include: Carolyn Johnson of Gowen; Claudia Nielsen, Sydney Hedrick and Billie Sanders, all of Greenville; Julia Blair of Ionia; Kyle Shattuck of Muir; BJ Leeuw of Sand Lake; Doreen Richmond of Sheridan; and Kathy Rasmussen and Grant Tiesner of Stanton.

Debbie Bell

Administrator’s Choice Award

Debbie is a Visual Arts Instructor at MCC, Director of Belding Area Arts Council & Curator of Belding Art Beat Gallery and a freelance artist. She holds an Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences from MCC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art & Culture. She has earned several accolades for her works, including Michigan Regional Visual Art Best of Show Pen and Ink, first place at the Ionia Free Fair for an oil figure painting, Hat Rack design, and Danish Festival Mural contest winner in 2004 and 2011. She also commissions mural for business and residential clients, illustrates children’s books, paints portraits and creates custom cakes.

Sue Moss

Administrator’s Choice Award

Sue is an office assistant at MCC’s Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Northern Illinois University and has participated in Art on the Green, Montage: The Art of MCC’s Faculty and Staff at Montcalm Community College, The Silent Scream at Northern Illinois University and the Artist Guild of Chicago Youth Competition.

Katrina Soper

 People’s Choice Award

Katrina is a full-time student at MCC, where she plans to earn her Associate Degree in Science and transfer to a four-year university to pursue a Master’s Degree in Physician’s Assistant program. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting from Andrews University, and has worked as an art instructor, and a commission artist. She has entered paintings in juried shows throughout the central United States and in Michigan

Susie Yoder

People’s Choice Award

Susie is a full-time student at MCC and works as a sign language interpreter at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School. She is a graduate of Bethel College in Mishawka, Ind., with an Associate of Deaf Studies degree and Montcalm Community College with an Associate of Liberal Studies degree. Several of Susie’s pieces have been sold nationally. She won “Best of Show” at Bethel College’s First Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in 2009, was “Artist of the Month” in June 2009 at Greenville Community Center and has been published multiple times in Central Montcalm Public Schools’ writing and art magazine, “Le Dilettante.”