Lincoln-Way student designs Fall Fest poster

Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210

On April 21, sophomore McKenzie Dickerson was named as the winning artist for the 2017 Frankfort Fall Fest Poster Contest. Frankfort Chamber of Commerce President Steve Hogan and Fall Fest Chair Lisa Ricchio arrived at Lincoln-Way West to surprise Dickerson among her peers during her seventh hour art class.

For the contest, students were tasked to create an original artwork reflecting this year’s theme: “Frankfort & Co. A business community that is Elegant. Unique. Classic.”

We are very proud of McKenzie winning the Frankfort Fall Fest Poster Contest,” said Lincoln-Way art department chair, Phil Labriola, in a statement. “She is a hardworking and talented student, and is very deserving of the recognition. McKenzie did a great job of creating a poster design that captures this year’s theme of classic elegance within the business community of Frankfort.”

Dickerson used Adobe Photoshop to create the poster, which depicts two people dancing beside the Frankfort Grainery building. Dickers said she was taken aback when the chamber took notice of her design and asked for slight tweaks.

“I was surprised,” she said in a statement. “I thought, ‘Wait, this has a shot?’ I’m still shocked.”

Dickerson’s art will be used in Frankfort Fall Festival advsertising and merchandising, including the cover of the 2017 Frankfort Fall Festival Guide and the Frankfort Fall Festival website. The Frankfort Fall Festival takes place in September.