The Peru State College Art Department hosted more than 130 aspiring high school artists on campus as part of the fourth annual Art Day on Nov. 1. Art Day seeks to connect the region’s young artists with the faculty, current majors, alumni and friends of the Art Department in ways that encourages continued exploration of the arts.

Visiting students and teachers were welcomed to campus by special guest artist Susan Knight. Knight is an Omaha-based painter, paper and installation artist. She has been commissioned to create a special piece for Peru State as part of Nebraska’s 1 percent for art commitment and renovations of the College’s Performing Arts Center.