The C.A.F.É. Gallery at Inter-Faith Ministries will host "A Student Retrospective: Engaging Our World At Home," a Final Friday exhibit featuring work by Newman University art students, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at 829 N. Market in Wichita. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will feature work by Newman University Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design Pamela Pancake's students, who are earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design.
"Newman students have the opportunity to experience the world, right here at home," Pancake said. "It's common to see Newman students from all majors learn and live by doing - for their university, for their community, and for their city and beyond."
Pancake's students begin their personal journey of outreach through graphic design by working with issues that both concern and move their viewers - through topics focused on fundamental needs such as equality, peace, brotherhood, justice and hope. The students' process for problem-solving is a part of that discovery journey: from becoming aware to making choices based on information that awareness provides.
Responsibility to others through art forces students not only to look at the bigger picture, but also to use inventiveness and critical thinking in problem-solving for the final execution of each project, Pancake said.
"Please join me as I honor my students, both past and present, in this exhibition of work that expresses how visual communication becomes a way of life," Pancake said. "Experience our world through their eyes at Inter-Faith Ministries."
Entertainment will be provided by Roberto Bernardinello, instructor of music at Butler Community College. Food will be provided by Unity Church. For more information, contact Pamela Pancake, Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design, Newman University, 942-4291, ext. 2338.