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Ouachita to host Emily Flowers, Katie Stanage in senior art exhibits April 10-19

News graphicApril 06, 2018 - Addy Goodman

Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will host Emily Flowers and Katie Stanage in their senior art exhibits April 10-19 in the Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery of Moses-Provine Hall. Flowers will present her exhibit in the first floor gallery, and Stanage will present hers in the second floor gallery. The exhibits are free and open to the public.

Senior exhibits are presented by students of the Department of Art and Design to both fulfill their degree requirements and to display the work they have created during their time on campus.

“The senior exhibit is critical for all graphic design seniors,” said René Zimny, lecturer in Art and Design and assistant director of graphic services. “It allows them to reflect on their student work and experiences while curating and highlighting it for others to see.”

Emily Flowers is a senior graphic design major from Bismarck, Ark. She said her exhibit, titled “Go,” is intended to “reflect God’s call for all of us to go and make disciples of all nations.” The show will feature a collection of work from throughout her time at Ouachita, including posters, logos and package design.

“I want my show to encourage people to go explore and learn more about God through travel and nature,” Flowers said.

“It’s been great to see Emily develop her skills and grow as a graphic designer over the last few years,” Zimny said. “I’ve had the joy of being able to have her as a student and oversee her internship and work-study. She is diligent and devoted to her work, and that is very evident in her design solutions.”

Katie Stanage is a senior studio art and mass communications double major from Hot Springs, Ark. Her exhibit is titled “In All the Earth.” She said her goal for the show is to convey the mystery of God’s magnificence as the Creator of the universe.

“I plan to relate this through paintings that show magnificence in landscapes, primarily focusing on skies and stars, and through snapshots of different people’s individual stories of how Jesus Christ has rescued them,” Stanage said. Her show will feature oil and pastel paintings.

“Katie is an extremely talented studio artist,” said Summer Bruch, Ouachita associate professor of Art and Design. Bruch noted that she believes Stanage’s work will be influenced by her time spent abroad at Liverpool Hope University. “It will be exciting to see how her experiences shaped her style.”

Flowers and Stanage will host receptions in the Adams Gallery on Sunday, April 15, at 5 p.m.

The exhibits can be viewed during regular Adams Gallery hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.


By Addy Goodman

April 6, 2018