Student Art Show Opening Friday at AU’s Wilson Gallery


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University’s Department of Communication and Design Arts is ready to debut its latest exhibition at the Wilson Gallery Friday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. with an opening night event that is open to the public. The Student Art Show will feature works from AU students from November 17 through December 8. Friday’s event will include light refreshments.

In total, 50 works of art showcasing 2D works including photography, painting, drawing, and design will be featured. Students of all majors were invited to submit works.

“I am pleased to bring back the annual juried student art show to highlight student work from all students on campus, work that has been completed inside and outside of the classroom setting,” said Holly Sims, gallery director.

Students featured in the exhibit include:

Freshmen: Miana Krenz, Neva Sheets, Nadia Jernigan, Emma Ball

Sophomores: Matt Buster, Katte Escobar, Cooper Webb, Grace Stark, Cassie Sumerford, Benjamin Magana

Juniors: Zachary Davenport, Jillian Cookston-Davis, Jenna Stewart, Samuel Cho, Abigail Sanchez, Allie Thorp, Antwone Whiteside Jr., Abigail Goldman, Loretta Boeger, Cannon McClain

Seniors: Madelyn McVey, Ashley Majors, Grace Viva Preboy, Meg Strauss, Elliandra Gonzalez, Ben Florencio, Rylee Smith, Emilie Penick, Victoria Storm

“I enjoyed seeing artwork our students are doing alongside their assigned coursework,” said Sims. “This exhibition mirrors the spirit of Anderson University inviting students to join in community just as they are, embracing authenticity while exploring their true potential.”

The gallery was juried by Desiree Vincent and Jeffrey Jackson, designers in the Anderson University Office of Marketing and Communication.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.