WSC Spring Art Exhibit On Display Through April 13, Opening Reception Is March 23

WAYNE – Four Wayne State College seniors will showcase their artwork over the next three weeks including an opening reception on Wednesday, March 23.

According to a release from Wayne State College, ‘Roots and Routes’ will be the featured artwork on display from the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in the Conn Library. This artwork celebrates the foundation and personal growth of each artist.

The exhibit is free and open to the public through April 13 as the Wednesday, March 23 reception will start at 4:30 p.m.

Employing printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramic skills, each artist details a unique perspective. With a shared foundation securely rooted in the WSC Department of Art and Design, their influences are distinctly different. Immigrant culture, botany, the media and rural life guide each artist’s different and winding route.

Alba Laredo Luster is a studio arts major from Kansas City, Missouri. Her artwork aims to educate viewers about her community and culture. Abigail Olson is an art education major from Sargent, Nebraska. Her works depict rural Nebraskan life in a nontraditional way.

Clark Koppelmann is a studio arts major from Laurel, Nebraska. His works characterize the influence popular media has on the mind. Bridget Tranmer is a studio arts major from Wilber, Nebraska. She uses reoccurring plant life to portray themes of personal growth, change, and individual destination.

After Wednesday, the gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. as well as Sunday from 3 – 7 p.m. The display is closed on Saturday’s as shows will end at noon on the closing day of Wednesday, April 13.

For more information on this exhibit or upcoming shows, visit or contact Gallery Director Dr. Andy Haslit, Associate Professor of Art History at 402-375-7031.