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Student's work selected for prestigious show

Staff writer

The Sunflower Biennial Art Exhibition at Salina Art Center will feature two works by a Goessel sophomore, a first for that school district.

Rebecca Impson’s scratch-art and ink-wash pieces will be featured in the juried show along with art made by college-age students.

“There are rarely opportunities to submit high school students’ artwork to compete at that advanced level where it is showing with college age student work, so I knew it would be competitive,” Goessel art teacher Kacie Schmidt said. “That’s why it was so exciting for both of Becca’s pieces to be selected for this limited show. All of her work is outstanding, but we were especially excited about her scratch-art bird for this show as she had just finished it in time to submit. I’m so honored to be her mentor and proud that she gets to represent Goessel at such a prestigious art show.”

The opening reception for the show will be Saturday. Impson and Schmidt will attend.

The show, titled “Noun,” will hang through March 26.

Elizabeth Stevenson and Patrick Duegaw of Fisch Haus, an artist collaborative in Wichita, chose works for the show.

Impson’s scratch-art piece is titled “The Deadly Dance.” Her ink-wash piece is titled “Spring.” The latter features a Borzoi, a Russian hunting dog.

“I just really like them,” Impson said. “They’re known for their really long build.”

She took two art classes in middle school and one high-school class last school year. She plans to continue to take classes from Schmidt and would like to pursue art as a career.

Her favorite media are charcoal and drawing pencils because “they’re usually really easy to work with.”

“They’re not as loose like watercolor,” she said.

Art interests her because “I get to like just work completely freely. I like improving each time as I do art.”

Last modified Feb. 9, 2023