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Figge Art Museum Invites Ashford University Students to Display their Art
Student art on display in Davenport museum November 16-February 9
PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): Courtney Lynn Blaber, Angeline Larsen, Carmen Bechtel, and Rachel Neymeyer. Not pictured: Andrea Salter, Leslie Marvin, and Sarah Garvick.

Seven Ashford University students have been invited to display their art at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa from November 16, 2013-February 9, 2014.

A wide variety of artistic techniques will be showcased by the Ashford students: Carmen Bechtel, Clinton, Iowa, senior, “Radioactive,” ink, prisma marker and watercolor pencil; Andrea Salter, Clinton, Iowa, senior, “Reflections and Echoes,” mixed media; Leslie Marvin, Bellevue, Iowa, sophomore, “Feeding Time,” charcoal; Courtney Lynn Blaber, Davenport, Iowa, senior, “Through the Looking Glass,” digital photography; Sarah Garvick, New Lenox, Ill., sophomore, “Magic at the Bar,” acrylic; Rachel Neymeyer, Camanche, Iowa, senior,” And A Good Afternoon to You, Too,” Copic markers; Angeline Larsen, Anita, Iowa, sophomore, “Underwater Dance,” markers and water.

Ashford will be one of eight schools participating in this year’s “College Invitational at the Figge” with the artworks on display in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community

Gallery. A free “sneak preview” reception for the college invitational begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, followed by an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

“I think this will be great exposure for our students,” said Anna Pagnucci, Ashford art professor. “The Figge is high caliber and it offers the added benefit of being a museum instead of a gallery which, for a student, is normally much more difficult to be exhibited in.  Our students will be part of a select group of competitive schools, so it should be really exciting.”

The museum is located at 225 W. Second St., Davenport, Iowa 52801.


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