Feeding Eagles and Examining Owls: Clements experiences wildlife rehabilitation in Washington State

Many people spend their Fourth of July holiday shooting fireworks, eating hotdogs and relaxing on the day off work. But according to Hastings College senior Carolyn Clements, she may have had the most patriotic Fourth of July of all. “I spent my Fourth of July hugging a bald eagle. I’d be hard pressed to hear of a more patriotic way to spend the Fourth,” said Clements. And best of all, by hugging that bald eagle Clements was doing her job. Caring for critters A wildlife biology and studio art major, Clements spent her summer working at South Sound Critter Care, a wildlife rehabilitation ...Read more

Inspired by family and Impressionists, Arias paints 2016 Best of Show selection

“The inspiration for my painting came from my family,” Katherine Arias, an art major from Lexington, Nebraska said of her work, "Mi Familia. 1 -- Diptych." “This was the first of my Junior Thesis and my goal with it was to make work showing how important my family was to me and do it in a really traditional, impressionist style to elevate them and make them a little more important and a little more in line with history.” Arias took the time to research impressionist painters and their work throughout history to understand their techniques and methods. She created her series of paintings by ...Read more