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May 12, 2014


Student works on display at Cowley   


galleryMore than 200 people turned out for the Life: Through Word and Lens event Thursday night in Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room.

The showcase of student talent was followed by the Temporal Mechanics Union concert in the Robert Brown Theatre.

Humanities Department Chair/creative writing instructor Marlys Cervantes had writing portfolios to peruse, while Adam Borth showed videos from his broadcast practicum class. Meg Smith also had works on display from her digital photography class.

As of Saturday, seven works had been sold, totaling just shy of $700. All funds go directly to the student photographers.

Once again the class alumni provided a buffet of delightful treats. Special thanks go to Heather Allen, Joycelyn Goff, Ben Schears, Rachelle Cobble and Liz Shepard.

The Cowley College Endowment Association purchased a piece from Shawna Sherwood-Allison called Pathway to Where.

“I took the photography class wanting to learn more about my camera,” Allison said. “I did learn more and we had the gallery and I learned so much more especially when I made my first sales. I was overwhelmed, excited and humbled all at the same time that people would think my photos were that good.”

Allison sold a total of three pieces at the event.

Smith tried something new this semester and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Last semester, class alumna, Liz Shepard, used a small paint can lid to display her photo information and pricing. Smith liked the idea so much she incorporated it into the project requirement along with a ‘leave-behind’ (a small item, not a business card, one can leave with a prospective client or gallery).

“With these two creative additions to the class, I saw an uptick in ingenuity in the class,” Smith said.

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