Vaughn wins “Best in Show”

July 12, 2018

ITTA BENA, Miss.— MVSU Assistant Professor of Art Dr. Dorothy Vaughn recently earned an award during the annual Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers (MHV) Conference, hosted May 21-24 at Mississippi State University in Starkville.

Vaughn’s mixed media drawing of B. B. King won “Best in Show” in the Cultural Arts Exhibit under the category of Painting and Drawing.  

Vaughn, who retired June 30 after several decades in MVSU’s Department of Fine Arts, stated that she had fun playing around with magic and fiber markers, felt tip pens, and ink pens to produce the piece.

“Art can be created from almost anything if you have the vision and inspiration to explore creativity,” she said.

According to Vaughn, she found most of the liquid media at her mother's house and was inspired to begin on the drawing while visiting her. 

Vaughn has been a member of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, Inc. since 1993.

The mission of the MHV is to strengthen families through education and community involvement. 

This year's Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Conference was special as it marked the centennial anniversary of the organization.