Fifty-six students from an introductory drawing class at Fort Hays State University traveled to the Salina Art Center for a field trip recently to see what a career in art might look like.
"Most of the students were freshman or first-year transfer students," said Amy Schmierbach, associate professor of art and design. "I thought this would be a great way to expand their minds about different job avenues with an art degree."
Students heard lectures about different career opportunities in art. Speakers include Christopher Cook, SAC's director, about the curatorial/museum profession; Libby Shoup, communications coordinator for the center; Ann Marie Kriss, education curator; Heather Greene, finance and operations administrator; Justin Border, gallery manager; and Wendy Moshier, director of community development.
"Salina has a lot to offer because it really brings contemporary art to Kansas," said Schmierbach. "Students can really see more post-graduation opportunities for themselves and learn about new programs, mentorships and artists residency as well."
Students also had the opportunity to view exhibitions and films and participate in discussions and activities.
The students are listed by hometown and classification.
ATCHINSON: Dan Munson, senior.
BERRYTON: John Aguilar, freshman.
BURLINGAME: Cory Smart, freshman.
BURLINGTON, Colo.: Brandon Penny, freshman, and Justin Korbelik, freshman.
BURNS: David Colman, sophomore.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb.: Abby Witte, freshman.
CONCORDIA: Brandon Michaud, senior.
COPELAND: Katlynne Dahlke, junor.
DERBY: Amanda Venn, sophomore.
ELKHART: Tannan Baldwin, sophomore.
EPHRATA, Wash.: Daisy Salvasa, freshman.
GARDEN CITY: Adam Gonzoles, freshman.
GLENDALE, Ariz.: Sarah Bennett, junior.
GODDARD: Ian Edwards, sophomore.
GOFF: Matt Niehues, freshman.
GOVE: Audrea Bland, freshman.
GRINNELL: Anna Albers, senior.
HAYS: Jordan Karlin, sophomore; Julie Keller, junior; Amber Smith, freshman; and Ashley Bickimer, freshman.
HILLSBORO: Anthony Esau, freshman.
HOLCOMB: Jared Powers, freshman.
HOXIE: Chris Thummel, senior.
HUTCHINSON: Dani Russell, sophomore.
LIBERAL: Anne Bryant, junior.
LUCAS: Jordan Sierer, freshman, and Samantha Withrow, freshman.
MAEASHISI, Japan: Miki Takano, senior.
NEWTON: Emily Dyck, freshman.
OTIS: Kristan Bahr, freshman.
PERRYTON, Texas: Alma Hidalgo, junior.
PLAINVILLE: Adrienne Hays, sophomore.
PRATT: Mendi Egging, freshman.
QUINTER: Brittney Funk, freshman.
RUSSELL: Jessica Gudenkauf, junior.
SALINA: Samantha Weary, freshman; Denton Radiel, freshman; and Katherine Garia, sophomore.
SHARON SPRINGS: Ellen Fixsen, freshman.
SIMPSON: Danielle Garcia, freshman.
SYLVAN GROVE: Lindsay Jackson, junior.
TEMPLETON, Calif.: Emily Jeffers, senior.
TOPEKA: Angelo Aeillo, junior.
VALLEY CENTER: Nate Telford, freshman.
VICTORIA: Evan Koerner, freshman.
WATAUGA, Texas: Monica Casarez, freshman.
WHITEWATER: Melissa Bartlett, sophomore.
WICHITA: Judy Creekmore, freshman; Jeremy Soles, freshman; Steffanie Allen, freshman; Sarah Radley, freshman; and Adrienne Samia, sophomore.
WINFIELD: Kelsy Savage, freshman.
WINONA: Amberly Gfeller, freshman.