Four Tabor College students show art at Sterling exhibition


Tabor College photo by Grant Overstake

Aaron Phillips, Hillsboro, poses with his painting, ?Self-Portrait With Red Light.? He is one of four students who displayed original work at this year?s Prairie Arts Exhibition at Sterling College.

Paintings created by four Tabor College students were selected to appear in the 35th annual Prairie Arts Exhibition held April 4-19 at Sterling College and sponsored by the Rice County Arts Commission.

The students were Andrea Kuntz, Abilene; LynAnne Wiest, Kingsburg, Calif.; Heather Witham, Wichita; and Aaron Phillips, Hillsboro.

?The show was open to anyone in the state of Kansas and is usually dominated by professional artists from around the state,? said Shin-hee Chin, assistant professor of art and design at Tabor.

?It was very good news when we heard that our paintings had been accepted. It shows the versatility, talent and effort of our students.?

Three watercolors by Kuntz were displayed: ?Radio for Life,? ?My Favorite Things? and ?Stiefel.?

Wiest also displayed three watercolors: ?Streets of Paris,? ?Streets of India? and ?Self-Portrait.?

Witham displayed two watercolors: ?Walking Through the Past? and ?Past and Present.?

Phillips displayed a charcoal work, ?Sitting Self-Portrait? and two charcoal/pastel pieces: ?The Elephant,? and ?Self-Portrait With Red Light.?

The Tabor students were instructed by Chin and Bruce Plank, associate professor of art and design. In all, the exhibition included 220 pieces, representing 83 artists.

?Getting artwork accepted into a juried show requires planning, documenting, organizing and a little bit of courage,? Chin said.

The paintings also will be on display at the Junior and Senior Banquet, May 8.

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