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May 9, 2016


Student works on display at Cowley


Word Lens

A large crowd turned out to view the work done by the Cowley College photography and writing students during the Life: Through Word and Lens event held Thursday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.      


Cowley writers from Journal Writing/Storytelling, Fiction Writing and Focused Seminar presented writing portfolios and final projects for those graduating this month. Creative writing students participating were Cassie Anderson, Lilia Bowman-Bekemeyer, Daltin Brock, Austin Crowe, Tim Hardman, Nancy Lartey, Christina Leithoff, Tori Mann, Sabrina Masters, Lucia Morales, Katie Rethmeier, and Maren Zimmerman.


Some of the students presented their works for those attending the event.


“We have a wonderful group of writers this year,” Humanities Department Chair Marlys Cervantes said. “I couldn’t be more proud of their growth as writers and the individual works they’ve completed.”


Photographers that had their works displayed were Kayla Schenck, Kayla Powell, Maren Zimmerman, Sarah Bryant, Sam Crowl, Mitch Hoover, Amelia Doyle and Arlen Wilson.


Each student was tasked with selecting 8-10 images they took this semester, providing a business card, flyer or leave-behind and creating art tags for each piece. They selected the theme “Adventure Awaits” which is reflected in the table décor. The images were for sale and will remain on display through the end of finals week.


“This year we tried a few new things like a standardized info tag and creating a brand,” director of journalism/photography instructor Meg Smith said. “The photo gallery is an excellent display of more than just the talented students, who attend Cowley, it has the added element of community members and professionals who want to take the class to hone their skills.”