Michelle Reyes, El Centro College
2011 Scholarship Winner
DADA presented its Edith Baker Art Scholarship to Michelle Reyes, a visual art student from El Centro College of the Dallas County Community College District at a reception on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Michelle Reyes was born and raised in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. She attended Mountain View and El Centro Community Colleges since graduating form Bishop Dunne High School in 2006. She received her Associates of Art Degree in 2009. In the fall of 2010, she took a printmaking class and fell in love with the medium. She is now attending Texas A&M Commerce at the University Center in Dallas and completing her Bachelors Degree.
Art of all the finalists Taylor Pierre Bryant and Evan Davis of Brookhaven, Isiac Ramirez and Heidi O’Ferrall of Mountain View, Jesus Segovia and Giovanni Gonzalez of North Lake, Holly Lorren of Cedar Valley, Cathy Night of Eastfield, and Michelle Reyes of El Centro from five of the seven DCCCD campuses were on exhibition at the reception.
The Scholarship included a check for $2,500, a mentorship, an internship and an artist studio visit.
The jury for the 2011 EBAS was Edith Baker, Maloree Banks, Sue Flynn and Lisa Taylor.