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May 12, 2017


Student works showcased at Life: Through Word and Lens


Individuals had an opportunity to view the outstanding work provided by the Cowley College photography and writing students during the Life: Through Word and Lens event held Wednesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.


The event featured 50 pieces of art work from digital photography students as well as portfolios from creative writing, poetry and fiction writing students.


Photography students showcased were Kaden Alford, Ashley Sutch, Katrina Stigers, Anna Solis, and Sara Andres.


Meg Smith, digital photography instructor, said the students overcame many obstacles throughout the semester and earned their time on the wall. Smith also expressed her appreciation for the digital photography alumnae who, once again, provided finger foods and support for the class.


“Special thanks to Bart and Heather Allen, Matt and Lindsey Allen, Brian and Liz Shepard, Jose and Marlys Cervantes, Sarah Bryant and Humanities administrative assistant Robin Graves,” Smith said.


Each semester the Photography students select a theme. This year's theme was “Elegance”.


Freshmen students presenting portfolios were Brandy Batemon, Kelsey Boles, Grayson Gorday, Aryana Hess, John (J.C.) Pappan, Jocelyn Young, and Ashley wells. Graduating creative writing students presenting portfolios were Daltin Brock, Kaitlyn Cathey, Austin Crowe, Allie Lawrence, Katie Rethmeier, and Drew Keller.


“Writing students are some of the bravest individuals I know,” Humanities Department Chair/creative writing instructor Marlys Cervantes said. “The creativity put into their works is remarkable, and preparing themselves to share these works with others is part of what we focus on in our program here at Cowley. It makes no difference the talent and skills you possess if you cannot share the product you produce with others. Here at Cowley College, this is done through showcases like tonight, Writers’ Corners, and in other less formal settings. I’m so proud of the creative nature of each of these young men and women.”