Thursday, December 29, 2011

Higgins, CCC professor of art, lauded for efforts

Corning Community College is pleased to announce that David Higgins, of Corning, NY, received various national awards for his outstanding artwork. Higgins, professor of Art, joined the College in 1991. His artwork, “Termite Heads,” was named “Best of Show” at the 2011 Southern Tier Biennial Contemporary Art Exhibition in Olean, NY. The oil painting garnered a $1,000 cash award. He also received a solo exhibit in Olean, NY, to be held in fall 2012, complete with a $3,000 honorarium, professional development money, and show expenses.
Higgins’ prestigious career resulted in being one of six artists selected for the 2012 Rochester Biennial at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. In addition, Higgins is the recipient of the Matthias H. Arnot Society Award for a painting titled, “Tolerance,” which included a $1,000 prize.

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