The Senior Art Exhibition of Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) student Noelle McDowell is set to open Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m. The exhibit will last throughout the week following the opening on Saturday.

The Senior Art Exhibition of Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) student Noelle McDowell is set to open Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m. The exhibit will last throughout the week following the opening on Saturday.

The exhibit will be held in the OBU Art Building on the southeast corner of OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The Art Building is located on the west side of N. Kickapoo and between University and Midland. Parking may be found west of the building off of Midland.

The exhibit will display graphic design works for packaging, advertising, still life paintings, typography and brand identities. One of McDowell’s brand identities won an Addy award from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

“I find great inspiration in the magnificent work of God who created all things,” said McDowell. “I enjoy the attributes of God. For instance, His purity, holiness and righteousness drive me to desire the same in my life and in the works of art I produce. God alone provides the work to be done each day and keeps me striving to come up with ideas which are honoring to His name.”

McDowell said her professors at OBU have helped her reach her potential in her art. “My professors have inspired me by tuning me in to the proper skill sets and aesthetics needed for communicating effectively, both visually and verbally, for a future position.”

Upon graduation, McDowell plans to seek a creative position in graphic design, begin work as a freelance designer, or work toward a master’s degree.

With campuses in Shawnee, Okla., and Oklahoma City, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 84 fields of study and three master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 2,097, with students from 34 states and 30 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S.News and World Report for 22 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 20 consecutive years. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for nine consecutive years.