Senior art majors to show work in Hershberger Art Gallery

Senior Exhibition I: Reception: Sunday, March 12 from 2 – 4 p.m. | Open March 10 – 29

Senior Exhibition II: Reception: Sunday, April 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. | Open March 31 – April 19

Combined Exhibit: Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Open April 23 – 30

Eleven Goshen College senior art majors will showcase their work in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery between March 8 and April 26.

The Senior Exhibit I, open March 10–29, will display the art of Diana Blacut, Ginyce Haywood, Courtney Miller, Anya Slabaugh and Ardy Woodward. An exhibit reception including refreshments will be held Sunday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Senior Exhibit II, open March 31 through April 19, will display the art of Maddie Gerig, Emma Koop-Liechty, Katie McKinnell, Dona Park, Richard Raposa and Elizabeth Woodworth. An exhibit reception including refreshments will be held Sunday, April 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.

A combined exhibition will be open April 23-30, including a reception on Saturday, April 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

Senior Exhibition I (Reception: Sunday, March 12 from 2 – 4 p.m. | Open March 10-29)

Diana Blacut, from Goshen, will show paintings that express the importance of family and the culture of her birthplace of Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  


Ginyce Haywood, from Indianapolis, Indiana, will show graphic design, based off her life experiences to give viewers a chance to see art through her eyes.


Courtney Miller, from Goshen, will show a series of photos that focus on the intimate details of nature. These intimate details are often overlooked, but can reveal the profound beauty of nature created by God.


Anya Slabaugh, from Iowa City, Iowa, will show metal work that incorporates other mediums such as wood and quilt batting. She is creating cages and cacti to approach the topic of burnout.  


Ardy Woodward, from Newton, Kansas, will show paintings on wood and plexiglass, including images of female figures.



Senior Exhibition II (Reception: Sunday, April 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. | Open March 31 – April 19)

Maddie Gerig, from Goshen, will show ceramic vessels and sculptural forms in found object steel and wood, with a sensitivity that captures the awkward ticks, the shoulder shrugs and sivers of the authentic human form.


Emma Koop-Liechty, from Goshen, will show work focused on functional design pieces using colors and patterns inspired from what she experienced during her time living abroad in India, traditional Mennonite patterns, as well as textures and images found in nature.


Katie McKinnell, from Salem, Oregon, will show mixed media collage and graphic design, with al focus on the images of women.



Dona Park, from Abbotsford, British Columbia, will show an exhibit meant to center on an unhindered piece of her imagination, to overwhelm the senses with a large emphasis on vivid colours and nature, but also creatures that border on fantasy and reality.


Richard Raposa, from the Dominican Republic, will show graphic design illustrations with an eye for detail and ingenuity.



Elizabeth Woodworth, from Goshen, will show sculptural pieces that focus on her love for her family farm, Riverdale Farm, including worn out farm equipment turned back into something beautiful.


The Hershberger Art Gallery is located in the Music Center and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The building is accessible to people using wheelchairs and others with physical limitations.