68 students on campus for Open Space fine arts immersion experience

Hastings College welcomed 68 students to campus as part of its Open Space for the Visual and Performing Arts immersion experience yesterday. Open Space runs the entire week, concluding Saturday, June 17, with a public showing of student work and performances.

Open Space logoHastings College’s art faculty selected 30 students to attend Open Space for the Visual Arts, and the departments of Music and Theatre and Languages and Literatures faculty selected 38 students for the performing arts track. This was an especially competitive year for the program, with nearly 200 applications being submitted for the limited slots.

A public gallery show June 17 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center gives visual arts students an opportunity to share their work, and a public performance at 12:15 p.m. in Scott Studio Theatre and Perkins Auditorium gives performing arts students an opportunity to shine.

There is also a special performance by students in downtown Hastings at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in the green space just east of Odyssey (521 W. Second Street).

The immersion programs are designed for future artists, musicians, thespians, writers and speech competitors completing their sophomore or junior year of high school. It’s a tremendous way to expand the students’ hands-on experiences in the arts.

Students reside in residence halls on campus for the week and have social and civic opportunities to engage in the arts.

Selected visual arts students will work directly with Hastings College art instructors in glassblowing, ceramics, sculpture, painting and media. During the week, students will engage in hands-on applied learning, as well as gain individual time to create in the region’s preeminent art facility, the Hastings College Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC).

Students selected to participate in Open Space for the Performing Arts will join a group of their peers for daily rotating schedules that feature small groups and individual lessons, creative time and feedback. Each student will spend time each day in their selected area-specific technique class, which includes small group sessions for instrumental music, percussion, piano, theatre, voice and speech.

Updates throughout the week will be posted at facebook.com/hcOpenSpace.

Students selected for Open Space for the Visual Arts include:

  • Adam Bosworth, Wichita, Kansas
  • Katherine Bough, Alda, Nebraska
  • Addison Doherty, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Audrey Empkey, Norfolk, Nebraska
  • Audrey Hutchinson, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Brenley Johnson, Wallace, Nebraska
  • Brooke Johnson, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Ryker Jones, Bennington, Nebraska
  • Kennedy Kuhn, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Liam Linder, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Celia Macias, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Cecily Majors, Superior, Nebraska
  • Isabella Marfisi, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Lanie McGavran, Bennington, Nebraska
  • Madalyn Mellick, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Maci Miles, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Peyton Miller, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Macy Moran, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Scout Mueller, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Anna Palmer, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Hailey Schweitzer, Dorchester, Nebraska
  • Amy Smith, Juniata, Nebraska
  • Janet Soto Samaniego, Hastings, Nebraska
  • Addison Splittgerber, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Emma Svoboda, Rising City, Nebraska
  • Hailee Thornton, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Elizabeth Troia, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Camila Vargas, Columbus, Nebraska
  • Emma Villa Lopez, Alda, Nebraska
  • Isobel Zayas, Kearney, Nebraska

Students selected for Open Space for the Performing Arts include:

  • Maria Axinia, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • Brandon Baker, Gering, Nebraska
  • Grace Baker, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
  • Elliott Balcom, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Michelle Blackburn, Dodge City, Kansas
  • Landyn Branstiter, Alliance, Nebraska
  • Corey Bunger, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Andre Carreras, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Marissa Crosby, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Mya Dallmann, Eagle, Colorado
  • Benjamin Dodge, Saint Helena, Nebraska
  • Hannah Dodge, Saint Helena, Nebraska
  • Abigail Dohmen, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Lydia Edmonds, Gretna, Nebraska
  • Addison Franklin, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Wilson Geiler, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Samantha Hall, Weeping Water, Nebraska
  • Austin Harms, Harvard, Nebraska
  • Jaina Johnson, Seward, Nebraska
  • Melody Keeton, Lakewood, Colorado
  • Morrisa Kisling, Firth, Nebraska
  • Charlotte Kramer, Holyoke, Colorado
  • Nicolas Krichau, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Sarah Lamatsch, Pratt, Kansas
  • Grace Lyles, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Emma Mcintosh, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Quinten Murray, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Anthony Musser, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jackson Nielson, Ashland, Nebraska
  • Emily Niles, Schuyler, Nebraska
  • Violet Nunnenkamp, Hastings, Nebraska
  • Kenzie Rasmussen, St. Paul, Nebraska
  • Zoey Smith, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mak Torres, Lansing, Kansas
  • Izzabella Uecker, Hastings, Nebraska
  • Jerzie Vap, Holdrege, Nebraska
  • Mia Wells, Rock Springs, Wyoming
  • Michaela White, Florissant, Colorado

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Discover more at hastings.edu.

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