Two senior art exhibits on display in art building

Washburn University showed off its creative side this past week,  hosting two Senior Art Exhibits in the first floor gallery of the art building.

Art education major Asha Rae Slack was the first artist to discuss her Senior Art Exhibit on March 26 at noon. Included in her display was an assortment of drawings, paintings, sculptures and even a large crocheted blanket, which she says took about six to eight months to complete.

According to Slack, the pieces shown were picked for specific reasons.

“These are the pieces I fell in love with,” said Slack.

Slack described her time at Washburn University as one of personal exploration and success. “It has been a wonderful experience,” said Slack. “I have made a lot of progress here.”

The second senior artist featured was Julian Jenkins, who presented his works on  March 27. Jenkins plans on attending graduate school following graduation from Washburn University. Like Slack, Jenkins had only positive words to describe his time as an Ichabod.

“Being an art major at this institution has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life,” said Jenkins. “I’ve learned so much and my teachers have not only helped me discover my true potential, but have also challenged me to push myself further than I ever thought I could go.”

Another inspiration for Jenkins is digital artist Android Jones.

“Digital illustration and graphic design are my favorite artistic mediums,” said Jenkins. “And Android Jones is a big reason why.”

Both senior artists Asha Rae Slack and Julian Jenkins’ exhibits will be featured until April 4. Those interested in seeing their work, may visit the art building on the south end of the Washburn campus.