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 Jacque Smith, Director of Public Relations

June. 8, 2006

Students' artwork displayed in NICF art show

LINCOLN—Four Union College students—Zak Adams, Ornan Anthony, Jeremy Diehl and Beau Snyder—displayed artwork at the O’Keefe Elevator Gallery in Omaha. Their artwork was shown through May as part of the Nebraska Independent College Foundation (NICF) third annual art show. This is the second year Union College students have participated.
        NICF is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds for operating expenses and scholarships to eleven independent colleges in Nebraska and has dispersed over $32 million from private business and individual support. Founded in 1953, NICF is part of 38 state and regional organizations that represent 600 independent colleges and universities across the United States.

Jeremy Diehl, a freshman studio art and pre-med major, depicted two wolves by night.

“I was honored that one of my pieces was picked out of all the seniors for the exhibition,” said Zak Adams, a freshman graphic design major, whose entry depicts a phoenix.

Ornan Anthony labored three weeks with soft pastels to expose dynamic emotion in his artwork entitled, “The Jester.”

Beau Snyder, a sophomore communications major, spent four weeks on this visual rendition of Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken.” Snyder says he was really surprised when asked to display his artwork in the Omaha exhibit. He was even more surprised later, when a stranger who had seen the NICF display recognized him, exclaiming “You’re Beau Snyder!”