Student artists display work in McClelland Art Gallery

Completing homework assignments on time can be an art form. Sometimes, the homework itself is art.

Running through Oct. 24, the McClelland Art Gallery is showcasing more than 35 pieces created by students. The artwork consists of projects completed this year in classes such as Design I, Oil Painting, Watercolor, Intro to Graphic Arts and Page Layout. 

 “This exhibit is awesome because the campus and community get to see the talents of students who aren’t usually recognized,” says Mariela Cosentino, sophomore communication and graphic design student from South Carolina. “Everyone sees musicians and athletes because they perform, but we don’t always get to see the artists.”

Cosentino, who has her own work on display, appreciates the variety of this year’s student exhibit. “It’s not just one kind of art form—there’s everything from sculptures to print design.”

The McClelland Art Gallery is in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th Street. Enter the campus from Prescott Avenue. The art gallery is free to the public and open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Ortner Center at 402.486.2545.