Faculty, student and alumni art featured at Exploration Place

News Date: 
Tue. 06/25/2013

Friends University is pleased to announce the opening of Eclectic, featuring artwork by Friends University faculty, students and recent graduates, at Exploration Place’s Bridging Art and Science exhibit (located on the indoor bridge) through October 2013. The campus community and the general public are invited to an opening reception that will take place Friday, June 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Various pieces using different media will be shown – including acrylic, mixed media, digital photography, linoleum block prints, embossing and digital graphics.

Artwork by the following faculty members will be featured:

Karen Scroggins, assistant professor of graphic arts
Karen teaches graphics, portfolio, computer print technology and advanced studies and oversees the communications internship program. She currently works on freelance projects for clients in Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Ted Krone, professor of art
Ted received his bachelor of arts degree in art from Fort Hays State University, and a master’s degree in fine arts - sculpture from Wichita State University. He has shown his work in New York and Los Angeles.

Ann Krone, adjunct faculty
Ann received a bachelor of arts degree in art education, a master of arts degree in drawing and a master’s in fine arts degree in printmaking from Wichita State University. She is a member of Gallery XII in Wichita, Kan., and is an active artist using watercolor, graphite, collage, digital painting and mixed media.

Friends University students and recent graduates featured in the show include:

Caitlin Cassity
Joey Harrell
Ashleigh Kelepolo
Courtney Kruger
Meryl Loop
Sara McVay
Olivia Orozco
Hannah Pauls
Jessica Wall

In addition to the exhibit, Exploration Place educators will work with families to create their own “works of art.” All activities will be dinosaur-themed, in honor of the current traveling exhibit at Exploration Place, Dinosaurs Unearthed. Children will get to make their own paper dinosaur using construction paper or paper plates, and they will get to play a dinosaur concentration game.

Admission is free for the June 28 event. Refreshments will be provided, including popcorn, water and tea. Exploration Place’s other exhibits will not be open during the reception.

For more information
Fine Arts Office