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McPherson College Students Selected For Annual Prairie Arts Exhibition

posted Apr 05, 2012 in ACADEMICS

“Tangled,” by Krissa Fuentes, McPherson College senior, Arvada, Colo., was accepted into the 38th annual Prairie Arts Exhibition.
Six McPherson College student artists will have their work shown alongside Kansas professionals in the 38th annual Prairie Arts Exhibition in Sterling, Kan.

The juried exhibition, which will be held through April 15, is open to any artist living in Kansas, including students attending a college or university in Kansas, regardless of hometown. Although the exhibition is dominated by the work of professionals, 12 works of art by McPherson College students were judged alongside professionals and accepted into the exhibition.

“It is always a joyous occasion when McPherson College students have art work accepted into a juried exhibition,” said Wayne Conyers, professor of art. “What a delight it is to see the initial reactions of students when they are informed that their work was chosen for the exhibition. This show is one of several great opportunities for external assessment of our students’ work.”

The McPherson College students included in the exhibition are Curt Compagnone, senior, Salina, Kan.; Krissa Fuentes, senior Arvada, Colo.; Casey Maxon, junior, Lawrence, Kan.; Emilee Reinert, junior, Tipton, Kan.; Sarah Schowengerdt, sophomore, McPherson, Kan.; and Beth Krehbiel, senior, McPherson, Kan.
Maxon has been taking artistic photos of cars and motorcycles for about a year, and was pleased to have his work validated for the art it is.

“I was really excited because this was my first juried art show that I got a piece into,” he said. “Somebody is trying to pick out work that’s going to be the best and represent the art exhibit.”

The show runs 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Studio 96 at 121 S. Broadway in Sterling. Admission is free.

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