Local art displayed in Art Walk Across Campus

BY CJ GIBSON
PHOTOS BY TREVOR PFEIFER

To support artists in the Tiger community, Student Engagement displayed local art pieces in Art Walk Across Campus.

The outdoor gallery was available to view on the Quad from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The display featured artwork across a range of media including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media artwork.

The exhibition was open to artwork from all students, faculty and staff. Linda Ganstrom, a ceramics professor at FHSU, displayed some ceramic bowls. Photographs from several Geosciences faculty members, including Dr. Kenneth Neuhauser and Dr. Keith Bremer, were also exhibited. 

These photographs were taken in varying locations from Rush County to Italy and were labeled with written explanations of each location’s geologic significance. Laurie Dinkel, an RN-BSN Program Recruiter for the Nursing Department showed off some acrylic paintings of flowers. 

Some other pieces were mixed media recreations of dinosaurs and fossils by Isabel Dixon, metal sculptures by Cassi Rebman, a pastel drawing by Katie Peterson, landscape paintings by Erica Fairchild and Li Zhang, surrealist paintings by Celeste, and nature photographs by Fairchild.

While Student Engagement has displayed local art in the Memorial Union in the past, the open space of the Quad allowed students to appreciate the displays while maintaining social distancing. Several Student Engagement employees carefully set up the displays, as the artists themselves were not in attendance.

According to FHSU Student Engagement employee, Serena McCown, the art walk should make another appearance in the future.

 “We definitely see this being a recurring thing in the future,” she said. 

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