Art students showcase work in Mulvane

Leia Karimul Bashar

Washburn art students will have the opportunity to present their best works for an annual juried art exhibit at the Mulvane.

Linda Ganstrom, a member of the art faculty at Fort Hays State University, was the juror for the event and decided which of the students’ pieces would be included in the exhibition.

According to a news release, Glenda Taylor, chairwoman of the WU art department, said the annual juried student exhibition is the most important part of the year for the department.

“Our students have the opportunity to exhibit their best work in a professional gallery and experience the accomplishment of artistic acceptance by the outside juror,” said Taylor. “We always look forward to seeing our best student works presented together. As faculty we often see individual works made by students in our classes, but only at the student show do we get to view the best works of all media as one exhibition.”

The opening reception for the exhibit will be 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the Mulvane Art Museum, and the exhibit itself will be open to the public from May 3 to July 13.