Reception planned for senior art exhibit 

The work of senior art students at Pittsburg State University is being exhibited in “Familiarity” in the Department of Art's Harry Grug Gallery through May 12, and a reception is planned for Saturday, April 22. The exhibit is the culmination of their study at the University.   

“The seniors in this exhibition have all created works based on their experiences, relationships, and backgrounds. Each artist approaches this theme in a different way,” said Brianna Carranza, an art major with an emphasis in illustration from Lomita, California.  

“As viewers walk from artwork to artwork, they will be able to relate to the real, intimate moments that are portrayed, or they will gain a new perspective on a different type of lifestyle or culture. The artists invite the viewers to become a part of their personal history.  

Saturday's reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the gallery. The artists will discuss their works beginning at 3:30. It is free and open to the public. 

“These works show the uniqueness of each individual artist and the dedication the seniors have made for their artistic careers,” said Professor Jamie Oliver. 

Student artists include:   

  • Brianna Carranza - Illustration Emphasis – Lomita, California 
  • George Hatcher - 2D Emphasis – Chico, California 
  • Destiny Ray - Illustration Emphasis – Overland Park, Kansas 
  • Montana Watts - Illustration Emphasis – Independence, Kansas 
  • Katie Wells - Illustration Emphasis - Wichita, Kansas 

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For more information, please contact the PSU Art Department at 620-235-4302 or email Jamie Oliver.

Learn more:

Pitt State Art Department