CVCC students create artwork for Catawba County parks | Local News


According to staff reports

Advertising artwork by three students from Catawba Valley Community College was selected to represent the Catawba County park system.

The county’s communications and marketing team invited CVCC advertising and graphic design students to create a series of four-piece artworks depicting each of the county’s four parks: Bakers Mountain, Riverbend, St. Stephens and the soon to be opened Mountain Creek Park.

A beaver gnawing on a tree and a mountain bike were chosen by CVCC students to represent Mountain Creek Park.

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The students formed teams of three and created artwork based on information from Catawba County and tours of the park, a statement from Catawba County said.

The winning designs were created by Stephanie Huitron, Gideon Hart and Maddie Barrymore. Their art encapsulated the animals and plants seen in each of the four parks: a black bear represents Bakers Mountain, a bald eagle represents Riverbend Park, a dog represents St. Stephens Park, and a beaver represents Mountain Creek Park.


The artwork created by Catawba Valley Community College students Stephanie Huitron, Gideon Hart and Maddie Barrymore depicts Riverbend Park in northeast Catawba County.

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The artwork is made up of short lines inspired by impressionist paintings, the statement said.

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Huitron, Hart and Barrymore presented their designs to the Catawba County Board of Commissioners on May 2. The artwork will be used for county promotional and marketing materials.

“We have been incredibly impressed with the high quality of work developed by the three student agencies throughout this process,” Amy McCauley, Catawba County’s director of communications and marketing, said in the release. “The winning students stunned everyone on the panel with their unique artistic approach to the designs, which have a ‘wow’ factor that makes them truly special. We had an excellent experience working with all the students involved in this project, and we are grateful to them and to the faculty of the AGD (Advertising + Graphic Design) program for the opportunity to collaborate.


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