Marnie Eskridge, Canton High School art teacher, downplays her art accomplishments, although Spoon River College Art instructor Tracy Snowman is willing to brag on her.
She’s brilliant and she’s a wonderful teacher. I have the good fortune of getting her well-trained art students here at Spoon,” said Snowman.
Eskridge has won numerous awards for her artwork in local and state-wide competitions. Her paintings have been featured at the Galesburg Civic Art Center, and she is looking forward to future exhibits and competition opportunities. Eskridge owns Falling Leaf Design, a free-lance studio. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Fulton County Arts Council and is a member of the Peoria Art League. She has also participated in the Emiquon Corps of Discovery, a group of artists recording the changes and restoration of the Emiquon preserve.
Eskridge is thankful for the many blessings she received at Spoon River College. Her high school art teacher encouraged her to apply for an art grant from SRC. She continued her studies at Western Illinois University where she completed her Bachelor and her Master degree in Art Education.