Hastings College students receive awards in student art show

Throughout the month of January, artistic works by 55 Hastings College students were displayed in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center gallery for a competitive All Student Art Exhibition. Students from all disciplines were invited to submit their work to the show, and more than one quarter of the entries were submitted by non-art majors.

The show featured pieces in several mediums. Watie White, a printmaker, painter and community arts organizer from Omaha, Nebraska, judged the show, and prizes were awarded in three categories.  

Best of Show and a $150 cash prize went to Jeric Minton, a first year studio art major from Clay Center, Nebraska. Minton submitted “Cube,” a 3D piece made out of golden Canadian cedar wood.

Best Three-Dimensional Work and a $100 cash prize went to Eunice Adounkpe, a senior sociology major from Omaha, Nebraska. Adounkpe submitted a set of three clay sculptures.

Best Two-Dimensional Work and a $100 cash prize went to Kyle Beaman, a 2016 graduate and current Masters of Art in Teaching student from Grand Island, Nebraska. Beaman earned the award for his silkscreen entitled “Hi My name is.”

The exhibition allows artists at Hastings College — whether hobbyists or students enrolled in the studio art program — to show off their work to their peers and the larger Hastings community.

“The All Student Art Exhibition is a showcase of the best works of art majors and minors and included works by many students outside the discipline of visual art,” said Lynn Cox, an instructor of art at Hastings College. “This is an excellent example of the mission of Liberal Arts at Hastings College.”

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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