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EAC Art Department invites the public to the opening of the Annual Sophomore Art Show, Making Our Mark

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EAC Art Department invites the public to the opening of the Annual Sophomore Art Show, Making Our Mark

By Mylee Mayberry

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Art Department invites the public to attend the opening of its annual Sophomore Art Show, featuring the work of four talented EAC students.

The semi-formal opening of the show, entitled “Making our Mark,” scheduled for Friday, February 5, from 6-8 p.m., is open to the public with light refreshments and musical entertainment being served in the lobby of the College’s Activities Center.

“Each year the art department hosts a show comprised of pieces done by our graduating art majors. These pieces represent the best examples of work the students have completed while enrolled in the program at EAC,” says EAC art instructor and art department chair, Kenny Rhodes. “The work is in a variety of media including etching, drawing, and oil painting. This year the featured artists are Amber Longhurst, Deni Whetten, Anastasia Seaman, andArbon Nordgrän. These four people are talented art majors, who will be graduating this spring.”

Amber Longhurst was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah. She moved to Arizona in 2012 and has attended four semesters at EAC. She plans on transferring to BYU - Idaho after graduation to study graphic design and wants to become a Pixar or DreamWorks animator.

Arbon Nordgrän is from Kaysville, Utah. Studying Art Education, he plans to use his skills to go into video game designing. “I want to show the world that no matter what your life is like, you can always work your way up,” Nordgrän says.

Anastasia Seaman is a graphic design/art major. Born in Texas and raised in Arizona, she plans to attend Arizona State University after EAC to continue an education in art. She is unsure about her future goal, but can’t imagine a life not using her creativity.

Deni Whetten was born and raised in Thatcher. She graduated from Thatcher High School and started her art degree at EAC. After graduation, Deni will move to Kentucky with her fiancée where she will pursue a lifelong dream of voice acting. Art will continue to be a major outlet for her and she is confident that her skills will benefit her in the future.

For more information about the show of the EAC art program, contact Rhodes at (928) 428-8469 or at