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Polk State Now Accepting Entries for Fall Student Art Competition

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From photography to painting, students of all creative persuasions are invited to enter their work into Polk State College’s fall student art competition. The deadline for submission is Sept. 30. Entry forms may be found…

Polk State student Joyce Irwin paints at the Winter Haven bus terminal on Monday as part of Polk Vision's Art In Transit.

Polk State Students Lend Talents to Art In Transit

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Polk State student Joyce Irwin paints at the Winter Haven bus terminal on Monday as part of Polk Vision's Art In Transit.

A handful of Polk State Visual Arts students spent Monday afternoon at the Winter Haven bus terminal. They weren’t there to catch a ride. They were there to expose public transit patrons to a bit…

From left, Polk State Art Professor Gary Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs Martha Santiago, and student Laura Hawkins. Hawkins has multiple vision impairments but still pursues her interest in art. She recently presented Santiago with a vase she made in Baker's class.

For Polk Student, Vase Is a Lesson In Perseverance, Adaptation

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From left, Polk State Art Professor Gary Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs Martha Santiago, and student Laura Hawkins. Hawkins has multiple vision impairments but still pursues her interest in art. She recently presented Santiago with a vase she made in Baker's class.

To anyone else, the vase student Laura Hawkins recently presented to a Polk State administrator is precisely, and only, that — a vase. To Hawkins, Art Professor Gary Baker and Dean of Academic Affairs Martha Santiago,…

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