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Spencer Earns Third Place in League for Innovation Art Competition
June 02, 2008
|Jason Spencer's "Death of Jack" earned
third place in the League for Innovation
Student Art Competition.
Jason Spencer, a general fine arts student at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, earned a third-place award in the League for Innovation in the Community College’s 2007-2008 National Student Art Competition
Spencer earned the award for his oil on canvas piece titled "Death of Jack." The work is a parody of Jacques-Louis David’s famous "The Death of Marat" of 1973. David’s painting depicts an historical event -- the dead body of a French revolutionist who was assassinated by a political rival. Spencer’s work shows "Jack" after having been struck down by Ronald McDonald in a battle for supremacy in the corporate world of fast food.
Spencer twice has had work juried into the League for Innovation competition. His work also was accepted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators annual exhibition in
The National Student Art Competition was hosted by
The League for Innovation in the Community College, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit educational group of 18 community college systems in the United States and Canada that serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas in all areas of community college development.