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FHU Gallery to Feature Student’s Work

Henderson, Tenn. - Nov 17, 2015

Jessica Benavides, a senior studio art major at Freed-Hardeman University, will display her original artwork, Nov. 16 - 20, in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery of the Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts Center.

A reception for the artist is planned for Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7:00 - 9:00pm in the lobby of the visual arts center. The gallery is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day.

The series, entitled “Abandoned,” features works depicting buildings and various objects that are “dilapidated and broken down,” she said. The artist will display oil paintings, examples of printmaking processes and a collage. 

Benavides is the daughter of Louis and Jennifer Benavides of Huntsville, Alabama. After graduating from FHU, she hopes to study ocularistry as an apprentice, making and hand painting artificial eyes.

This is the first of three senior art exhibits for the fall 2015 semester. Students Becca Simpson and Katie England will also exhibit their work this semester, with Simpson’s exhibit running Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, and England’s exhibit running Dec. 7 - 11. 

For more information about the exhibit or the Department of Fine Arts, visit, or contact Dr. Barbara England, department chair, at