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University of Mobile Art Students Win Honors

Two University of Mobile art students won honors at “5,” the 2014 art exhibition sponsored by the Mobile Arts Council that is open to area colleges and universities.

Emily Williams won third place for her ceramic piece titled “Oct-o-pot #2.”

Dakota Cantrell received honorable mention for her ceramic piece titled “Wandering Warrior.”

The awards were announced April 11, according to UMobile Associate Professor of Art Phillip Counselman

The exhibition is on display through April 25 at the Mobile Arts Council’s downtown venue at 318 Dauphin St. in Mobile.

This year, 40 students submitted 111 works for consideration by juror and judge Elliot Knight, visual arts program manager at the Alabama State Council on the Arts. According to MAC, he selected 59 works in a variety of media by 38 artists. He announced awards for first, second and third place, along with three honorable mentions.


Emily Williams, pictured with UMobile Associate Professor of Art Phillip Counselman, won 3rd place for her ceramic piece, "Oct-o-pot #2."


Dakota Cantrell received honorable mention for her ceramic piece, "Wandering Warrior." She is pictured with UMobile Associate Professor of Art Phillip Counselman.

About the University of Mobile:
The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. More than 1,600 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs. 

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