Students take home awards

DIXON – The Next Picture Show has announced the Project GenNex Art Show winners.

From Dixon High School, they are Emily Echles, best of show for “Paradise Lost: The Fall of Satan Part Two;” and senior Chance Smith, first place for “Biggie.”

Kylie Kutz of Reagan Middle School won first place for “In All of Time and Space.”

Project GenNex is a local youth group. The show’s theme was “Desire to Inspire.”

Les Allen of Dixon, a retired art teacher, judged the entries. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing and a Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking, design, and photography.

Pieces will be displayed through Feb. 28 at the gallery, 113 W. First St.

For more information, go to www.thenextpictureshow.org or call 815-285-4924.