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Honors Students Recognized at Annual Art Show

Posted Mar. 7, 2014

Honors students were recognized for their artistic abilities and talents at the opening reception of the 8th Annual Honors College, College of the Arts Celebration of Student Work held Thursday, March 6.

This collaborative effort is an opportunity for Honors students in the College of the Arts to showcase their creative work. Eight students submitted art work for the show with over a dozen pieces participating.

Nurture NestMargalit Schindler, senior art history major, was awarded first place for her piece "Nurture Nest" during the opening reception.

The pieces were judged by Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio. Nicholis Coon, an Honors alumna who earned her bachelor's degree in art history from Kent State University in 2001, has participated in the art show for several years.

Second place was awarded to junior art education major Stephanie Shaffer for her painting "Going Places." Shaffer's second piece, "Our Boot," received honorable mention.

The top two participants were presented with gift cards courtesy of All Media Art Supply Co.

Senior fine arts major Charlsa Hensley was also recognized at the reception for her piece "Continuing Cognitive Decline" and was named the third place finalist.

Going Places by Stephanie Shaffer

Student work will remain on display in the Honors College reception area until early April. The Honors College is located in 20 Stopher Hall. 

Visitors may view the exhibit between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


All pieces of art submitted for the show may be viewed on Flickr.