Student's 'Hotel Tempus' exhibition is a spooky surprise


For her exhibition “Hotel Tempus,” graphic design student Tasha Wentling turned the Wilson K. Cadman Gallery into a time-travelers hotel, complete with a check-in desk and a cast of mysterious guests.  

The exhibition is on view from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday in the Rhatigan Student Center gallery through April 12. A reception will take place from 6–8 p.m. on Friday, April 5.  

“There was a hole in my heart that could only be filled by a photography project,” Wentling said.

But she didn’t have the time to shoehorn a photo media class into her schedule during her final year at Wichita State.  

Instead, Wentling submitted her idea to the Cadman, a gallery space in the heart of WSU’s student center. She worked on the project for months, sometimes sharing her progress on her Instagram account @tashajodesign.  

The result is more than a photography show. Wentling used her graphic-design acumen to create a fully realized brand for the hotel. In order to get it all done, she incorporated the project into some of her classwork. 

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