Senior Art Exhibit Preview

Lurye Baxa, A&E Editor

The senior art exhibit, titled “Roots and Routes,” is the newest exhibit at the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery this spring. 

The exhibit, which opens on March 23 at 4:30 p.m., features four Wayne State College seniors and their art. The exhibit will be open to the public through April 13 and is free. 

Alba Laredo Luster is a studio arts major from Kansas City, Missouri. Her artwork focuses on her community and culture, aiming to educate the public.  

Abigail Olson is an art education major from Wilber. Olson uses her artwork to focus on rural Nebraskan life in a nonconventional way. 

Clark Koppelmann is a studio arts major from Laurel. He uses his artwork to portray the influence popular media has on the mind. 

Bridget Tranmer is a studio arts major from Wilber. She uses plants to show themes of personal growth, change and individual destination. 

Andy Haslit, an associate professor in the Art and Design Department and gallery director at WSC, runs the exhibits and chooses the artists. The way he does so is simple.  

“I always try to go for a variety of artists,” Haslit said. “The people who come through show a lot of range on medium.” 

The “Roots and Routes” exhibit is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 3-7 p.m. The exhibit is closed on Saturdays.  

For more information on this exhibit or upcoming shows, visit or contact Haslit at (402) 375-7031.