Two HU visual arts students to exhibit senior projects in gallery

Ashley Ray's Piece, Huntington University
Huntington, Ind. — The Huntington University Department of Visual Arts will showcase the works of two graduating visual arts students starting Nov. 22 through Dec. 8 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus.

Jamie Thurston, a senior graphic design and art education major from Van Wert, Ohio, and Ashley Ray, a senior graphic design major and fine arts minor from Elida, Ohio, will both exhibit their work in the show titled, “Through Prompted Melodies.”

Jamie Thurston's Piece, Huntington UniversityThurston will display a series of eight 16 x 20 sepia tone photographs based on finding beauty in rustic, worn-down town architecture. Thurston also designed and completed a website for the Christian hardcore rock band “…It Was April.”

Ray will be showcasing a collection of 10 11x14 photographs (a printed photography portfolio) and five save-the-date Invitations in promotion of her photography business, Ashley Ray Photography. The second portion of her senior project is a series of modern abstract paintings, emphasizing her journey throughout her college career.
An artist reception for the gallery event will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the lobby of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances and by appointment. The gallery is free and open to the public. 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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