LEBANON, Tenn. – Adrian Baker won first place in the two-dimensional category and Charles Brooks, Deonta Johnson and Kyle Upton were all named honorable mention during the 14th Annual Focus On CU Students (FOCUS) Art Competition currently on display at Adams Gallery on the CU campus.
Baker, Brooks, Johnson and Upton were four of 12 Cumberland student-athletes who participated in the competition. The display runs from now until April 18 at Adams Gallery in the Heydel Fine Arts Center. Susan DeMay, M.S., M.A., a nationally-known artist and writer and member of the Vanderbilt University Art Department Faculty, judged this year’s competition.
Baker, a Bulldog football player, won first place in the two-dimensional category for his drawing in colored pencils titled “Ten.” Upton and Johnson were both named honorable mention in the category for “Me” and “Triangles of the Future”, respectively. Brooks earned honorable mention in the sculpture category for his work titled “Organic Abstraction”.
Other student-athletes who participated included Aaron Brown (football), Mackenzie Gass (volleyball), Meghan Gass (volleyball), Corey Hamilton (football), Brittanie Jackson (women’s soccer), Josh Madden (football), Kristen Sisco (bowling) and Johnny Turner (football).