MARQUETTE — A month-long photography exhibition by students from Northern Michigan University’s School of Art and Design was featured at Thursday night’s Lake Superior Art Association’s gallery.

‘SEEN/UNSEEN’ is the collaborative effort of 18 students enrolled in the senior seminar, and explores themes of identity, mental health, urban and rural landscapes, and more. The show has run all month at the City of Marquette Arts and Cultural Center, and Thursday evening featured a closing artist reception, with students explaining their work and choices, and making connections with the community.

“The reception is sort of like a celebration of the hard work that they’ve put in – not only into this exhibition, but also through the four years that they’ve been in the photography program or taken photography classes,” said NMU Photography Professor, Christine Lenzen. “It’s really a way for them to see their work on the wall, and celebrate what they’ve been doing.”

Lenzen also added that the evening acted as a celebration of the photography program as a whole, and that she’s extremely proud of her students’ hard work.