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May 6, 2021 | Cowley College | News

Cowley College students had an opportunity to display their talent during the Art and Graphic Design Student Showcase and the Life: Through Word and Lens events held Wednesday at Cowley’s main campus in Arkansas City.

The Art and Graphic Design Student Showcase was held in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The event featured writing students from Journal Writing/Storytelling, Fiction Writing, and Focused Seminar: Writing classes who had portfolios in the showcase were Morgan Bahruth, Ethan Benson, Sam Creek, Makayla Dick, Chloe Harris, Garrick Johnson, Helen Hladik, Jay Ramirez, Bryce Runyan, Macy Shreffler, Braden Snider, Lubna Suied, Tyler Thielen, and Seth Valentine.

Their writing portfolios, along with some additional ones from students in online classes, can continue to be viewed in the online gallery located at

The photography exhibit will continue to be shown in the Life: Through Word and Lens gallery hallway in the Brown Center through graduation this weekend for the community’s viewing pleasure.

“Having a live showcase was wonderful, and the community, students, faculty, and staff all came out and supported our creative writers and photographers last night,” Humanities and Communication Department Chair Marlys Cervantes said. “I was so pleased with this set of portfolios. They were diverse and beautiful in content and language. It’s like sharing a part of yourself when sharing your writing, especially  non-fiction. These students are brave, and I’m so proud of them. I’ll miss those who are graduating, but I can’t wait to see all they’ll do in life.”

The Design Showcase featured work from Mark Dykes’ Graphic Design II class of graduating sophomores. The class consisted of Diane Intha, Maggie Krout, Alissa Haddock, Katelyn Konklin, and Hannah Roderick.

“Each of these students is a very talented designer and I couldn’t be prouder of them – I know they will all go far,” Dykes said.

Students in Meg Smith’s Digital Photography class worked hard to pick, print and frame their images for the show. Some students from last semester, who did not have an opportunity to display their images in the live gallery came back this year to showcase their work.

There were over 50 original pieces in the show with all artwork available for sale.

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