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EAC art students to exhibit their work

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EAC art students to exhibit their work

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Four EAC art majors are displaying their work in the lobby of the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center for the final show of their EAC careers. Kendle Farr, Jefferson Raines, and Devlin Kanaga will complete their Associate of Arts degrees in art this May. Andra Jensen completed her studies in December.

The art will hang in the Activities Center Lobby through April and the community is encouraged to stop by and have a look. “A variety of media is on display,” said EAC Art Instructor and Adviser Kenny Rhodes. “Each student is displaying 10-20 pieces and the scope includes oil, watercolor, pencil, and print with subject matter ranging from sci-fi to landscapes. There is something here for everyone to appreciate.”

The students are vague about their future plans which range from going into graphic design, church missions, or on to a university. One thing is clear among each—they have loved their experience at Eastern.

“I love the small town atmosphere here. I love the small class sizes and the one-on-one attention I’ve received,” said Andra Jensen, a native of St. Johns who just graduated as an art education major. Jefferson Raines uses several media to create his sci-fi art. He’s glad he chose Eastern because of his adviser. “Mr. Rhodes has been helping us prepare for the next step,” he said. “We’ve been working on matting and framing so that they become part of the piece. That is what university professors will be looking for.”

EAC offers a wide selection of art courses including color and design, drawing, figure drawing, stained glass, digital photography, world art, watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, scrapbooking, woodcarving, ceramics, tole painting, jewelry, lapidary, gem faceting, graphic design, digital publishing, typography, fibers (weaving), and illustration.

For more information about EAC’s art classes, contact Rhodes at 428-8469.