WINONA LAKE – Jenna Bragg and Kaylee Shull, both of Warsaw, and Gabriel Shennum, of Winona Lake, are featured in the first 2016 senior artwork showcase at Grace College.
The Mount Memorial Gallery will host three exhibits before graduation. Seniors from the department of visual, performing and media arts are displaying cumulative and thesis work. Following an open reception held Friday, the gallery is open to the public now through Saturday, weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Bragg’s love of illustration led her to major in art, specifically using watercolor pencils and mixed media materials, according to the announcement from Grace. Bragg encourages high school students to attend Grace because of its unique approach to higher education.
“Grace has helped me better understand the direction my life is taking,” Bragg said. She hopes to use her degree to help small businesses and non-profit organizations flourish, the announcement states.
Kaylee Shull, who majored in graphic design, most enjoys creating interactive PDFs in Adobe InDesign.
“My passion for art led me to attend Grace,” she said. “I love its unique approach to higher education, and its excellent art program.” She anticipates using her degree to work with a graphics team, catering to the needs of outside vendors, according to the announcement
Gabriel Shennum majored in illustration. His favorite project involved creating an elaborate pop-up book.
“It was a huge challenge to get everything exactly right,” Shennum said. “But I really enjoyed the work.”
He took Drawing 1 at Grace his senior year of high school.
“I quickly discovered Grace was where I wanted to be. I love the family-like atmosphere,” Shennum said. After graduation, he plans to pursue work with nonprofit organizations.
The Mount Memorial Gallery is located at 200 Seminary Drive in Winona Lake. For more information, visit www.grace.edu; call 866-974-7223; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Story By The Times Union)