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Reception for Manchester University senior artists is Feb. 16

The MU Art + Design Senior Show reception is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Link Gallery in Otho Winger Hall.

It is free and open to the public. 

The exhibit is Feb. 8-March 18. It is open when school is in session at the North Manchester campus and by appointment.

The artists are:

  • Hannah Althouse was raised in a small town in western Kentucky. She came to Manchester from Warsaw, Ind., in 2016, with the intention of studying English and education. Before long, she found herself in the art department, where she rekindled her love of needle, thread and textiles. The art major soon began exploring a breadth of other media such as painting, drawing and ceramics.
  • A.J. Gonsiorowski, from Cedar Lake, Ind., intends to continue her studies in clinical psychology after graduation. She began drawing as a child to avoid interacting with others. As a teenager, she would draw during therapy sessions. Art was an escape at first, and then it became a way to communicate. She hopes to draw on those experiences and unique perspective to help others.
  • Bailey Harmon of North Webster, Ind., enjoys all art forms but has focused on developing her graphic design and illustration skills at Manchester. After early struggles with communication, she found that art makes connections, is an outlet for feelings and a tool for learning and exploring the world. Her post-graduation plans include moving to England in August to begin her art career.
  • Nathan Koch of Columbia City, Ind., began his endeavors in art as soon as he could hold a crayon. By the time he became a student at Manchester University, he was exploring art through drawing, painting, airbrushing and experimenting with grinded metal art. In May, Nathan will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in art and business management, and will be exploring the automotive design field.
  • Nichol VonHolten grew up in Auburn, Ind. She fell in love with art during elementary school. Her plan is to move to Columbia, S.C., to focus on a career in museum education. Although she first entertained thoughts of becoming a high school teacher, her focus in college turned to art and psychology.

    Complete profiles are available at https://www.manchester.edu/about-manchester/calendar/gallery-events

    For specific information about galleries or exhibits at Manchester University, please contact Ejenobo Oke, director of galleries, at 260-9825334 or by email at eroke@manchester.edu.  

About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

February 2019