Success Tags: Art

Derek Rusher spray painting a mural

Artist, CEO puts community first

Derek Rusher’s murals bring a splash of color and creativity to the prairie towns of South Central Nebraska. The 2002 Hastings College art education graduate and his team from Impact Art, a nonprofit he started in 2017, use spray paint to create vibrant images on public buildings, businesses and even semi-trailer trucks. Their murals include …

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Jordan Ismaiel portrait

Ismaiel finds sophomore study abroad program inspirational, transformational

Hastings College student Jordan Ismaiel participated in the sophomore study abroad program in January 2019. The studio art major found the visit to the Louvre inspirational and the entire 10-day Parisian journey transformational. At Hastings College every second-year student will study abroad beginning in fall 2019. The opportunity is offered at no additional cost to …

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From visitor to volunteer to director: Chase grows up with YWCA’s The Zone

Andy Chase, a senior majoring in journalism and broadcasting, is spending his final year of college juggling being a full-time student and full-time employee. In fall 2018, he was named director of The Zone, an after school program for middle school students operated by the YWCA in Hastings, Nebraska. Chase was very familiar with The …

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Lundeen sculpts larger-than-life Stations of the Cross

Had George Lundeen ‘71 participated in a Stations of the Cross liturgy before he began producing bronze sculptures depicting along Jesus’ journey to the Crucifixion? “Heavens no!” said the internationally-acclaimed sculptor who hails from Holdrege, Nebraska. “I knew very little about them.” When approached by a friend to assist with a larger-than-life Stations of the …

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McGehee mixes mediums

A dozen easels stand at attention in a large, gray classroom. They are perfectly new, waiting for the first brush stroke or pencil mark from an artist’s hand. The cement floor below calls out for pencil shavings and paint splatters, while the walls long for the first sketch to be hung. When the artists arrive, …

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