Reception, artist talk at WSU gallery September 18


Wichita State University’s Clayton Staples Gallery will host an evening with photographer and educator Jennifer Ray Thursday, Sept. 18, on the second floor of McKnight Art Center.

The event will feature a talk with the artist, where she will discuss her work and answer audience questions from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in McKnight Art Center, Room 210. A reception will be held in Ray’s honor from 4-6 p.m. in the Clayton Staples Gallery, down the hall.

Ray is the newest member of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries’ faculty, and will lead the expanding photography program. Her photographic art has been featured in museum collections and gallery exhibits nationally. Ray previously taught at Oberlin College, Columbia College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her online gallery can be viewed at

Ray’s exhibition is currently on display at the Clayton Staples Gallery through Friday, Oct. 3. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


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