Reid’s work places 2nd in state art contest
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Reid’s work places 2nd in state art contest

At a very young age, Dakota Reid knew that he had a fascination with art, in particular portraiture. “I think it was just looking at other peoples’ art on Instagram,” said Reid, who will start his freshman year at Petal High School in August. “Just scrolling through social media for other artists and seeing how talented they were and how realistic they could make things look, and how beautiful pictures could come out with just a few colors being put down on paper. “I wanted to do that myself, so I started trying for it.” The 14-year-old’s efforts have certainly paid off so far, as Reid’s portrait of rapper Logic recently placed first overall at the regional Mississippi Federation of Women’s Club Youth Art Competition. Reid’s placing in that contest, which was held at the Coleman Center for Families and Children, earned him a spot in May at the statewide competition in Gulfport, where his drawing came in second place. “That drawing got me pretty far,” Reid said. “It feels pretty good. That was my first competition that I’ve ever been a part of.” Reid spent about 15 hours on the black-and-white drawing, which is a mixture of pencil […]

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