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NEWS

Apr. 23, 2002

RSU To Present Art of Bachelor's Degree Recipients Through May 9

The senior art projects of three of Rogers State University's first bachelor's degree recipients will be exhibited through May 9 at RSU's Foundations Gallery.

The "Capstone Art Show" will feature the senior "capstone" projects of RSU's first bachelor-degree artists.

Daniel Combs, Robert Kirkley and Michelle Krueger will be among the first 18 students to earn bachelor's degrees at RSU. All three will receive RSU's new bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts, and all three previously received two-year associate's degrees from RSU.

A reception will be held for the artists from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the gallery, which is located in Baird Hall. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Combs, who is from Pryor, will show his paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, as well as his drawings and photographs. He is a graduate of Pryor High School and is the son of David and Rhonda Combs of Pryor.

Kirkley, who is from Inola, will present his oil paintings, photographs, clay sculptures and poetry in the exhibition. He is a graduate of Inola High School and is the son of Bob and Debbie Kirkley of Inola. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Student Art Association at RSU.

Krueger, who is from Talala, Okla., will show her watercolor paintings, sculpture, pottery and mixed media works of metal, wire and sheetrock in the exhibition. She is a graduate of Talala Christian Academy, and is the daughter of Sal and Brenda Briseno of Claremore and Glynn and Tami Welch of Ariton, Alabama. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa at RSU, and received a scholarship from the Three Rivers Artists.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (918) 343-7740.