BGSU kicks off visual and performance art gallery


Blake Pierce

A woven hand-held fan on display in the Willard Wankelman Gallery.

Blake Pierce, Reporter

Artists of mixed ages and identities were represented at the “Art of Diversity: Art for the Public Good” exhibit on Saturday, Jan. 14, inside the Willard Wankelman Gallery in the Fine Arts Center and will be on display until Friday, Jan. 20. 

The division of Diversity and Belonging transformed the Willard Wankelman Gallery into a memorable representation of diverse opinions.

“Some of the large art pieces are from completely outside artists,” said senior Leah Patterson, “We have diversity not only in age. There is culture all over and artists can show that this is what they represent.”

The second annual showcase gives K-12 students and community members within Wood, Lucas and Erie counties, as well as members of the university the opportunity to compete for prizes.

The first-place K-12 student will win a $1,000 scholarship to attend BGSU and the in-person gallery winner will win an art experience or workshop worth up to a $250 prize. Winners will be announced Friday at 6 p.m.