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Art student wins Pecan Festival poster contest

Released: 08/24/2005

An LSU Alexandria art student’s painting was selected for the official poster of the 2005 Louisiana Pecan Festival.

Anna Hughey, 21, of Pineville was notified last week that her image won the poster contest. Festival officials said the poster is at the printer and will soon be on display. The 37th annual Louisiana Pecan Festival runs Nov. 4-6 in Colfax.

Hughey, 21, is the daughter of Charles and Terry Hughey of Pineville and a graduate of Pineville High School. A junior at LSU Alexandria, she credits Professor Roy de Ville with helping her refine her artistic talent.

She said she has been attending the Pecan Festival since she was a child. She has relatives in Grant Parish.

Hughey used watercolor and acrylics for her painting, which depicts a young girl in front of a tree outside an old house. The house, she said, was her aunt’s.

In addition to having her art on the official festival poster, Hughey won $600. The poster will soon be on display at the festival Web site www.louisianapecanfestival.com.