Northwestern art students featured in Wichita exhibition

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Northwestern art students featured in Wichita exhibition

 Megan GarnettCharcoal on paper by Megan Garnett, Alva freshman, featured in exhibit.

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Program, in conjunction with Bluebird Arthouse, presents “Starting Line,” an art exhibition in Wichita, Kan. featuring students from the 2013 fall Studio Art Minor classes.  This event is free and open to the public. 

The exhibition is held at Bluebird Arthouse, 924 W. Douglas Ave, in Wichita, and will be on display for the entire month of January with a closing reception on Friday, Jan. 31, from 5-8 p.m.

The students representing Northwestern in this exhibit are:  Justine Robledo, San Antonio (Texas) freshman; Rabi Tamrakar, Kavre (Nepal) junior; Hanson Long, Waynoka junior; Mikayla Schmidt, Towner (Colo.) sophomore; Clair Cole, Waynoka freshman; Megan Garnett, Alva freshman; Clayton Hill, Alva freshman; and Talon Cruse, Woodward junior.

The chance to view “Starting Line” locally will present itself again in February at Enid Symphony Hall, 301 W. Broadway Ave, for the first Friday art walk.

 Mikayla SchmidtGraphite on paper by Mikayla Schmidt, Towner (Colo.) sophomore, featured in exhibit.

The Northwestern art program also will be welcoming its first artist-in-residence, Elizabeth Gahan, a painter and public installation artist from Seattle, Wash.  She will stay for a six week period and be available to any students who are seeking feedback on their work.

 Clayton HillCharcoal on paper by Clayton Hill, Alva freshman, featured in exhibit.

 A second artist-in-residence will arrive in late March as a two-week resident, Peter Depasquale, a printmaking artist. 

In April graduate printmakers from Wichita State University will be on the Northwestern-Alva campus as visiting artists to demonstrate screen printing onto T-shirts. 

For more information on “Starting Line” or upcoming Northwestern Art program events contact Jave Yoshimoto, assistant professor of art, at (580) 327-8108 or