Teresa Harris, art faculty member, was honored to have a solo exhibition, “To Tell,” at the P.E.O Gallery at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. She exhibited 31 mixed-media constructions. The exhibition was opened to the public in August and September. She also had two mixed-media artworks, Billboard NE and Birdman, accepted into the internationally juried exhibition, “Eye of the Beholder,” at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. Forty-three works from over 280 were chosen to be exhibited. Teresa was also honored with the Best of Show Award for her mixed media work, Birdman 4, at the 22nd Annual Juried Rio Brazos Art Exhibition in Granbury, Texas.

Matthew Hepworth, art faculty member, was accepted into the national juried exhibit, “Unconventional,” at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The juror, Amanda Bradley, selected 37 pieces out of 349 submissions from 17 states.

Sarah Weber, art faculty member, had four drawings accepted in an international group juried exhibition, “Sexposed,” at Space City LA in Los Angeles. SEXPOSED is a community-focused exhibition, featuring over 50 local and international female-identifying artists, performers, designers, and artisans who champion women’s empowerment. She also had two paintings selected to be exhibited for several months in the post-operating waiting room at Mosaic Life Care for hospital staff, patients and family to view.

Alexis Carr, senior studio art major with painting emphasis and art history minor, presented her original research paper, “Holy Gash: The Shrine of the Virgin and the Female Body as Devotional Performance” at the 43rd Annual Mid-America Medieval Association Conference held at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Marching Band Director Dr. Nate Gay and the Golden Griffon Marching Band hosted the 34th Annual Tournament of Champions, where 16 area high school marching bands participated. Dr. Gay also served as an adjudicator for two honors auditions and a teachers association fall festival.

Dr. Elise Hepworth served as a clinician and keynote guest lecturer for the Blue Springs School District and a clinician for the Central High School Choir in Kansas City and Blue Valley North High School. She also hosted 400 area high school students for All-District Choir Auditions in Potter Hall and served as an All-State Choir judge at Platte County High School in Platte City.

Kristin Newbegin, music faculty member, sang with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City on their production of “The Abuduction from the Seraglio” at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.