On May 4, 2012, Leslie Hagen won the People's Choice Award for her sculpture, "Dragon Diva", at the Kauai Society of Artists Annual Membership Exhibit held at Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue. Congratulations Leslie!
Leslie says, "The Dragon was inspired by a gecko in my studio and morphed into this Dragon Diva with copper wire wings adorned with rooster feathers. The body is sculpted from porcelain clay , bisque fired, washed with iron oxide, glazed and fired again to cone 6. The sculpture stands about 13" tall."
The Kauai Society of Artists puts on several art shows a year, and most are juried shows. This "People's Choice" Show is decided by the people who visit. They can vote for their favorite artist for just $1. The money generated by votes is then awarded to the first, second and third place winners. For more info about Kauai Society of Artists, please visit http://www.art-ksa.com/ .