Muscatine Sister Cities, the Muscatine Art Center, and the Global Education program at the Stanley Center are pleased to announce the 2023 Muscatine Sister Cities Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
We are inviting Muscatine County youth, ages 13-18, to create a piece of art (classic or digital), photography, creative writing, poetry, or music that represents the 2023 theme: Peace by Piece: Food Security in my Community.
Three entries will be awarded a $100 cash prize at a reception at the Muscatine Art Center on April 23. All entries will be on display at the Muscatine Art Center April 6 through May 14, 2023. Winning entries will also be entered into the Sister Cities International Competition and compete for a $1,000 grand prize, $250 second place prize, or a $100 third place prize.
Kassidy Watson-Perry is a 24-year-old multimedia creator currently residing in North Carolina. A creatively driven individual since she was a youngster, Kassidy is a 2021 honors graduate of Elizabeth City State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts. During her time there, she gained extensive insight into the world of mass media including but not limited to radio and film/television. In addition, she explored the versatile world of digital marketing and public relations. She considers herself a jack of all trades.
She has received numerous accolades for her freelance work in writing, video production, photography, and graphic design which she practices in her spare time. Her coursework has ranged from Technical Writing, to Social Media Analysis, to Broadcast Journalism.
Kassidy currently works for JAM Media Solutions LLC as a content provider for company-owned media outlets OBX Today and Voice of Muscatine.