WSC Students From Pierce, Emerson Join Omaha Natives For Spring 2021 Senior Art Exhibit

WAYNE – A series of artwork by four Wayne State College seniors will be put on display later this week.

According to a release from WSC, ‘Make Yourself at Home’ will open on Thursday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in Conn Library. The exhibit examines the human experience.

The ‘Make Yourself at Home’ artwork is free and open to the public through April 15 as mask-wearing and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

Kati (Krueger) Bernhardt is a graphic design and studio arts major from Pierce. Working with various media, her greatest inspiration flows from relationships developed with one another, animals and our creator. Bernhardt’s work embodies feelings of personal experiences and moments witnessed in those close to her.

Malley Ugland is a graphic design and studio arts major from Omaha. Her creative works employ diverse media correlating with the semi-realistic style of the Lowbrow art movement. Experimentation often pushes Ugland beyond her comfort zone in ways essential to artistic growth.

Mackenzie Lamp is an art education major from Emerson. Working to capture precious moments in time, Lamp is drawn to landscapes with natural forms and seasonal color changes. Her works also capture the intricate individuality of humans and animals.

Hannah Woods is a studio arts and graphic design major from Omaha. Woods utilizes a combination of digital and physical processes in printmaking. Her artwork communicates ideas about consumerism and relationships.

John Paul McCaughey, Assistant Professor of Print Media, and Andy Haslit, Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art History, collaborated in supervising the curation of the exhibit.

The gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., Friday between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Shows end at noon on closing day (April 15).

For more information on this exhibit or upcoming shows, visit or contact Dr. Haslit at 402-375-7031.