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Audra Miller

Hometown: Hesston, Kansas
Major: Art
Class: 2013

Audra Miller, Hesston, was one of 19 finalists in the Midwest Regional Collegiate Scholarship Competition, sponsored annually by Fine Art Finals, which organizes regional competitions for high school and college artists. In addition to Kansas, the Midwest Region covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Miller, a student of Rachel Epp Buller, adjunct professor of art, submitted three pieces, receiving notice for a colored pencil drawing.

What was your reaction when you learned that you were a finalist in the Midwest Regional Collegiate Scholarship Competition?
I was really excited when I found out that I was a finalist. I was also relieved because I got so tense waiting for the results.
Did you have an inspiration for your drawing Capture the Wind?
The idea was given to me by my sister. I then transformed it by setting up a photo shoot for a visual interpretation to draw from. I wanted something eye-catching and very vibrant.
Your winning drawing was colored pencil, but what other artistic media do you use? Do you have a favorite art medium?
I use clay, acryllic, ink and charcoal. I like the drawing art mediums because you can get great detail.
What does it mean to be a Thresher?
It means I am a part of the Bethel campus and community. I represent a great school of wonderful talent.

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