WINONA LAKE — Jenna Bragg and Kaylee Shull, of Warsaw, and Gabriel Shennum, of Winona Lake, are featured in the first 2016 senior artwork showcase at Grace College. The Mount Memorial Gallery will host three exhibits before graduation.
Seniors from the department of visual, performing, and media arts are displaying cumulative and thesis work. It is open to the public now through 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Feb. 20, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit’s opening reception will take place 7-9 p.m, Feb. 12. The exhibit showcases the students’ individual talents and academic skills acquired at Grace.
Jenna Bragg’s love of illustration led her to major in art. Specifically, she enjoys using watercolor pencils and mixed media materials. Bragg encourages high school students to attend Grace because of its unique approach to higher education. “Grace has helped me better understand the direction my life is taking,” Bragg said. She hopes to use her degree to help small businesses and non-profit organizations flourish.
Kaylee Shull, who majored in graphic design, most enjoys creating interactive PDFs in Adobe InDesign. “My passion for art led me to attend Grace,” Shull said. “I love its unique approach to higher education, and its excellent art program.” She anticipates using her degree to work with a graphics team, catering to the needs of outside vendors.
Gabriel Shennum majored in illustration. His favorite project involved creating an elaborate pop-up book. “It was a huge challenge to get everything exactly right,” Shennum said. “But I really enjoyed the work.”
Shennum took Drawing I at Grace his senior year of high school. “I quickly discovered Grace was where I wanted to be. I love the family-like atmosphere,” Shennum said. After graduation, Shennum plans to pursue work with nonprofit organizations.
The Grace College art department’s goal is to equip graduates with the ability to communicate visually, possess professional skills and be able to analyze works from historical and contemporary cultural perspectives. Students learn to demonstrate excellence in creative work that ultimately serves in their calling as artists, Christians and professionals.
Attached photos picture Jenna Bragg with her illustrations behind her and Kaylee Shull holding her work at the Senior Art Exhibit at Mount Memorial Gallery.