Works by a visual arts student presented in two exhibitions

ALTOONA, Pennsylvania — Keyran Hostetler, a senior visual arts student at Penn State Altoona, has had his works selected for inclusion in two online juried exhibitions.

“Eohippus Utor” was not only accepted in “Landscapes 2022” exhibition at the J. Mane Gallery, but also received an honorable mention. “Derisdusacta Ravus” was chosen for “Landscapes” exhibition at the Art Room Gallery.

Hostetler’s work revolves around speculative biology and landscapes born of imaginary futures. “It’s kind of hard to put into words what it feels like to not only be accepted into shows, but also to get an honorable mention,” says Hostetler. “To be honest, I still can’t believe it!”

“Visual arts students are required to submit their work to professional juries so that they gain experience with the process,” said professor emeritus of visual arts Rebecca Strzelec. “It’s one of the most interesting parts of my job to see some of our students get accepted into professional exposures – while they’re still students.”

Hostetler intends to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Penn State Altoona in May 2022. They will be showing their work at the McLanahan Gallery at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from March 24 through April 2. The exhibition is free and open to the public.