Milli’s Masterpieces

By: Autumn Elmore


For most artists, having their work shown in an art museum is for what they strive for their whole career. But for senior Milli Cecil, it was only the beginning.

In spring of 2016, Cecil was accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts–a highly competitive summer art program. At the end of the program, a representative from the Carnegie Art Center came to see the final show. From there, Cecil and two others were selected out of thirty-six artists to receive a scholarship and their own gallery show. Cecil’s show opened on Friday, April 28th and she has already sold five pieces.

Upon being selected for the scholarship, Cecil said, “I was definitely surprised when I received the scholarship because at Governor’s School for the Arts I was surrounded by thirty-five other extraordinarily talented artists who were also chosen out of thousands to be apart of the program and everyone there is intimidating even if you don’t try so when I was chosen it was such a shock!”

Senior Laura Will said, “Seeing her artwork shows how much talent she has and how expressive her work is. It came as no surprise to me that she was awarded the scholarship.”

In addition to this scholarship, Cecil also received a scholarship from Murray State University where she will be studying Fine Arts. This is Milli’s masterpiece, and it’s only the beginning.