WSC art show highlights artwork from faculty and alumni
WAYNE, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska college is showcasing the artwork of faculty and students of the past and present.
The Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery is in the final days of hosting its Alumni and Faculty Art Show.
Before 2022, the gallery showcased work from just faculty in the fall, but decided to include alumni in the show this year.
Dr. Andy Haslit, the gallery director and an associate professor of art history at Wayne State College, told News Channel Nebraska why the direction of the show changed this year.
"I thought it would be interesting to see the work of teachers alongside the work of the students that they have taught to see if there are any similarities, any carryover, any differences, and to remain engaged with the people that continue to make art after leaving the college," Haslit said.
Five alumni have pieces entered into the show along with eight faculty members.
Haslit said the artwork is placed around the gallery to complement the similarities between pieces.
He said that the show was a great way for both faculty and alumni to express their creativity.
"The alumni that entered their work seemed to enjoy it and they seem to like coming back to Wayne. It was timed with Homecoming Weekend," he said. "The faculty, I always like to show their work, because they teach art but this gives their students and everybody on campus, a chance to see what they've been working on over the last year."
The Alumni and Faculty Show will wrap up this Wednesday.
The gallery will open its Senior Exhibit on Nov. 16.
"It's always an interesting affair because of the different mix of personalities that come together to put on one show and seeing multiple different points of view in their work put next to each other," Haslit said. "Since it's a senior exhibit, there's always a lot of enthusiasm with the students."
The gallery is located in room 109 of the library on Wayne State's campus.
To see a list of days and times when the gallery is open here.