Student works enjoyed by many
May 2, 2019
Another successful Student Showcase wrapped up on Thursday night followed by an inspiring concert by Cowley College sophomore Hannah Nicolaisen inside Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre.
The showcase had student works from Creative Writing, Painting, Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation and Digital Photography. Students from previous classes were invited to show with current students.
The showcase also served as the ‘soft opening’ for the new digital photography display space.
Immediately following the Student Showcase, Nicolaisen performed a special concert to an audience of around 100 people.
Marlys Cervantes, Cowley College Humanities Department Chair, joined forces with director of mass communications Meg Smith for the first Student Showcase event in 2011.
Photography students showcased at the event were Cassidy Harriger, Faith Burgar, and Maraya Allen. Former digital photography students Marlys Cervantes, Carly Budd, Tori Addis, Clinton Willis, Chandra Alford, Jacob Korte, Dan Thompson, Shawna Alison, Anne Edwards, Leah Darnell, Liz Shepard, Paisley Howerton, April Aleman, Hope Strader, and Alison Voshell also had works featured.
Cervantes’ Journal Writing/Storytelling, Focused Seminar, and Fiction Writing students with portfolios at the showcase were Connor Baxter, Hannah Dougherty, Riley Hanshaw, LyNise Jackson, Breana LeFever, Hannah Lyles, Matheus Mello, Megan Roth, Journey Schule, Rachel Shriner, Dachye Stubbs, Kaleb Vining, and Sheyenna White.
“This semester’s portfolios were probably the strongest we’ve had, as a whole, in quite some time,” Cervantes said. “The students had challenging works and pulled them together with graphics that emphasized their words in very unique ways.”
Feryl Baxter, mother of Connor Baxter, who won the Outstanding Student award for the Humanities and Communication department said, “Watching Connor step out of his comfort zone with the help of faculty and students has been an amazing thing to watch. With it, he embraced a style of writing he didn’t think he could do, and I’m grateful to everyone who supported him along the way.”
Graphic design students showcased were Faith Burgar, Jaden Sterling, Nathan James Fry, Logan Pierce, Breana LaFever, Taj Smith, Isabella Costa, Cassidy Hutton, Cassidy Harriger, Chandra Alford, Anthony Moran, Whitney Martin, and Mackenzie Lund. While art students showcased were Josie Krout and Jesus Sotelo.