Art students earn awards at Student Art Exhibit

FOR RELEASE
2004-04-08
Huntington, Ind.—Alan Kwok, assistant professor of art at Indiana Wesleyan University, served as the guest juror for the Huntington College 14th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, held in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on April 3. Huntington College art students displayed the exhibit with pieces created throughout the current school year.

Jennifer Longhurst, a junior art education major from London, England, received the “Wilson Purchase Award” for her woodcut piece, “French Village.” The piece will now become property of the Huntington College Wilson Gallery.

“Best of Show” was awarded to Scott Cooper, a senior fine arts major from Huntington, Ind., for his oil painting, “Railroad Engineer.” Rachel Rhine, a junior graphic design major from Burlington, Ind., won first place overall with her photography, “Grasp of Light,” Second place overall went to Nicole Woods, a junior fine arts major from Greenville, Ohio, for her ceramic tile sculpture, “Keratinized Clay.” Lynsi Griffin, a sophomore graphic design major from Marion, Ind., won third place with her photography, “Security.”

The following students earned Outstanding Achievement in specific divisions:

Basic Design – Luke Hopper, a sophomore broadcast communication major from Huntington, Ind., for an untitled piece; Greg Wardwell, a freshman graphic design major from Beech Grove, Ind., for an untitled piece; and Nuria Bagley, a senior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind., for “Tooth of Judgment”
Drawing – Erin Hudson, a freshman fine arts major from Rockville, Ind., for “A Cry for Peace”; and James Geyer, a freshman graphic design major from Aurora, Ind., for “Alone”
Painting – Brian Reynolds, a senior art education major from Bourbonnais, Ill., for “D.L.”
Photography – Travis Spangler, a sophomore graphic design major from Bluffton, Ind., for “The Bird”
Ceramics – Jarrod Bennett, a junior art education major from Waterloo, Ind., for an untitled piece.
Graphic Design – Caleb Porter, a sophomore graphic design major from Blissfield, Mich., for “Identity Suite”
Illustration— Christy Harris, a senior graphic design major from New Berlin, Wis., for “Holy Week Series”
Web Design—Christy Harris for “Nathan Salsbery Website”
Computer Illustration— Kristi Thompson, a junior graphic design major from Becker, Minn., for “Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly”
Printmaking – Jennifer Longhurst for “French Village”
Sculpture – Nicole Woods for “Sinuous Chasm”
The exhibit will be on display until April 17, 2004 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington College.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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