Art works by students in fall and spring classes taught by Professor Wendy Fosterwelsh will be exhibited April 1 to 3 in the College Drive CampusTheatre lobby area. The free Night of the Arts exhibit includes acrylic paintings and drawings in graphic pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, oil pastel, soft pastel and ink.
Exhibiting students from Ashland are Kathryn E. Barber, Ashley N. Black, Riley A. Burnett, Deejay Goldie, John S. Rearrick, Anthony R. Smith, Kayla J. Wilcox and Kourtney S. Wilson. Flatwoods residents are Hollie C. Green, Nathaniel E. Reynolds and Edy L. Thomas. Students from other areas are Amanda R. Benningoff, Grayson; Rebecca R. Burch, Wurtland; Nicholas A. Cavins, Prichard, WV; Shelby C. Massie, Russell; Trisha Noel McDavid, Grayson; James A. Nichols, Greenup; Noah P. Meade, Catlettsburg and Jazz A. Secrest, Raceland.
In Drawing I classes, students work in graphite pencil as they learn a variety of techniques that help them see like an artist, said Professor Fosterwelsh. In Drawing II, students use a variety of mediums, and in Painting I they learn how to mix and apply color as they explore different expressions.
Most of my students are not art majors, she said. Some are education majors who can use an art course for their degree, and some are students looking for an elective course that encourages creativity. Art as an elective gives students new skills that they can develop over time and gives them a new frame of reference for looking at the world.
The art exhibit is being presented in conjunction with ACTCs New Play Festival. For more information, email: email@example.com.