Exhibits to feature work by current and former art students

Three current and former Northwestern College students will display their artwork during the month of September in the college’s Te Paske Gallery.

The first show, Sept. 10–14, will feature artwork by Crystal Woodford of Storm Lake, Iowa. A humanities major, Woodford graduated from Northwestern last spring. Her exhibition is entitled “Aftermath” and uses sculptures, ceramics, prints, paintings and drawings to explore reactions to—and the impact of—one’s environment and surroundings. A reception with the artist is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.

Brianne Caldwell, a senior art major from Omaha, Neb., will show her work Sept. 17–21 as part of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in art. Featuring a range of media and entitled “Organic Studies 628,” her exhibition will provide close-up views of organic shapes through ceramics, sculptures, prints, and watercolor and acrylic paintings. An opening reception is planned for Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Caldwell plans to teach art at the elementary or high school level after graduating from NWC.

Sept. 23–28 are the dates for Carrie (Lokker) Mathison’s exhibition. A reception with the artist—a senior art major from Preston, Minn.—is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. Entitled “Of Earth,” Mathison’s show will focus on creation and the natural world. In addition to landscape drawings and paintings, her work will include pottery, prints and sculpture. Mathison is student teaching in the Chatfield, Minn., school district. In addition to teaching at the high school level, she eventually would like to open her own ceramics studio and workshop.

The Te Paske Gallery is located in the Thea G. Korver Visual Arts Center, on Highway 10 at 214 8th St. S.W. in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday.