Student work, piano recital featured in exhibition May 2

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Student work, piano recital featured in exhibition May 2

A joint exhibition featuring the culminating work of 12 artist-scholars from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University studio art and studio piano programs will occur during the Northwestern Art and Piano Scholar Exhibition on Thursday, May 2 from 6-8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, room 200.

The Exhibition will allow students to display the year’s works of art and present a piano recital.

Dr. Sarah Chan, assistant professor of music, has practiced with students to perform music from the piano repertory of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionist eras. Specifically, the recital program will include music of Bach, Scarlatti, Dussek, Beethoven, Debussy and Grieg. Piano students include Clint Cropp, Alva sophomore; Dustin Stefan, Hazelton (Kan.) freshman; and Rilla Stone, a senior from Seiling High School who has been taking private lessons from Chan.

Art minors will be exhibiting work from this year’s studies, under the direction of Brandice Guerra, assistant professor of art.

Two graduating art minor students will present their thesis in the Exhibition. Woodward student-artist Sara Acosta’s work is centered on an exploration of Norse myths. Lesley Freese of Scott City (Kan.) will show her art work that is based on research of her family’s history from Kansas.

They both will be reading their artist statements during the opening and will be available to answer questions about their work.

Other art minors who will present work include John Cropp, Alva sophomore; Rachel Smith, Alva freshman; Anna Keigley, Alva junior; Natalie Malone, Valley Center (Kan.) sophomore; Hanson Long, Waynoka junior; Rabi Tamrakar, Alva junior; and Christopher Castor, Cherokee freshman.

They will present paintings, drawings, illustrations, comics and other projects.

For information about Northwestern’s piano program, contact Chan at (580) 327-8690 or

To learn more about the Studio Art program, contact Guerra at (580) 327-8108 or