Wayland Art Exhibit Features Senior Students

April 25, 2019

Four students sitting on the stairs
Wayland art students Morgan Tiner (from left) Justus Brozek, Aimee Brooks, Marissa Felton, are featured in the senior practicum art show in the Abraham Art Gallery.

PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University’s Abraham Art Gallery will open with a new show on Friday, featuring the work of four senior art students. Justus Brozek, Aimee Brooks, Marissa Felton and Morgan Holliday Tiner will have their work on display, fulfilling the requirements of their senior practicum. The show will run through May 11.

A reception for the artists will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday. The reception is open to the public and will be held in the atrium located in the basement level of the Learning Resources Center on the Wayland campus.

Brozek, from Bovina, started pursuing art seriously after taking an 8th grade art class. His love of art grew, drawing inspiration from his relationship with his creator. He works in various mediums including acrylics, oils, iron works and graphic design. He will graduate from Wayland on May 11 and next fall plans to attend Texas Tech University to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking.

Brookes came to Wayland from Lubbock, but didn’t fall in love with art until she took a ceramics class her freshman year. Brooks is graduating in May with a degree in three-dimensional art. Brooks has explored a variety of mediums but loosely defines herself as a potter and print maker. Brookes’ art embodies her beliefs that every vessel is made to hold something and that art is for everyone.

Felton is from Amarillo. She fell in love with art at an early age and draws inspiration from her hometown as well as her travels to Taiwan and England. Her work reflects her faith as well as self-reflection. And she occasionally finds inspiration from her miniature schnauzer. She works primarily in graphite pencil, acrylic and watercolor. Felton hopes to pursue a career as a teacher.

Growing up in Albuquerque, N.M., Tiner has always considered herself an artistic person, loving all kinds of art expression. As a student she says she still hasn’t discovered her area of expertise as her artistic style and use of mediums varies from day to day. She loves painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, graphic design, working with clay, wood and metal. Tiner says her art all tells her life story as pieces are taken from her personal experiences. An all-arts major, Tiner will graduate in May and plans to teach middle school in the fall.

The Abraham Art Gallery is open Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 2-5 p.m. or by special arrangement. The Gallery is located in the lower level of the Mabee Learning Resources Center on the Wayland campus in Plainview.