Concordia University, Nebraska Students Recognized at O’Keefe Elevator Company Art Show

Six Concordia art students bring home awards

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Concordia University, Nebraska art student Grace Hollenbeck

Concordia University, Nebraska student Grace Hollenbeck earned the Best of Show award 2013 O’Keefe Elevator Company Art Show in Omaha, Neb., on April 11. Hollenbeck is a sophomore in Concordia’s art

An exciting aspect to me is that the award recipients represent each degree we offer out of the (art) department.

Seward, NE (PRWEB) April 22, 2013

Concordia University, Nebraska student Grace Hollenbeck earned the Best of Show award 2013 O’Keefe Elevator Company Art Show in Omaha, Neb., on April 11. Hollenbeck is a sophomore in Concordia’s art education program. Five other Concordia students also were honored at the show.

Art therapy major Jenelle Hallaert, a sophomore, won second place in the three-dimensional art category. Senior studio and ecclesiastical art major Evan Balleweg took third place in 3-D. This category included all forms of sculpture in any medium, ceramics and jewelry.

In the two-dimensional art category, junior graphic design major Mary Masur won second place and was selected as the recipient of a purchase award. Sophomore graphic design major Dane Stahr earned third place, and junior graphic design major Tasha Burrill received honorable mention. The 2-D category included drawing, painting, printing and all other forms of flat artwork.

“An exciting aspect to me is that the award recipients represent each degree we offer out of the (art) department,” said Don Robson, department chair and associate professor of art at Concordia, was especially pleased that the award recipients represented each area of art study at the university. “I am reminded daily of how truly blessed I am to serve at a university and in a department with brothers and sisters in Christ who share a common faith and a desire to be the best we can be.”

The show, sponsored by the Nebraska Independent College Foundation, marked its 10th anniversary this year. The exhibit features artwork by students from six of the foundation’s eight member colleges and universities. The show will remain open through April 26 in the O’Keefe Elevator Building’s gallery space, located at 1402 Jones Street in downtown Omaha. The exhibit is open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no cost.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,100 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.


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