Bethany student art winners on display during Messiah Festival

Mattress Hanging from Room - Michelle Pihl

Mattress Hanging from Room – Michelle Pihl

 

Winning artists were announced Sunday in the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The annual exhibition, part of Bethany’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts, continues through April 6 in the Mingenback Art Center on the college’s campus.

The exhibition features ceramics, crafts, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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New York Times photographer to visit Bethany

Photographer Steve Hebert will visit Bethany College on Wednesday, April 7 to inspire students and share his work with the college community.

Hebert, a Wichita native, has a long career as a photojournalist. He began his career in North Carolina before leaving the newspaper business for a freelance career in 2004. Since then, he has photographed for the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Reports, and USA Today. He first visited Bethany on February 15 to photograph the handbell ensemble during a chapel service.

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Swede Monday April 5 at Bethany

Bethany College will host a Swede Monday for prospective students on April 5. Juniors and seniors in high school, and their families, are invited to attend.

Students will take a tour of campus, attend a class, eat lunch in the cafeteria and visit with current students and financial aid staff. Individual meetings with coaches can be arranged, as well as auditions in art, music and theatre.

Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. in Lindquist Hall.

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Bethany Theatre adds new show for Messiah Festival

Due to unforeseen difficulties, Bethany’s Messiah Theatre Festival will replace one play scheduled for the April 3 performances.

Director Carl Isaacson reported today that “The Confrontation” will replace the previously scheduled Michele de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men.” “We had more troubles with the de Ghelderode piece than any director could have anticipated. It was clear that it would not be of the quality we’ve come to expect in the Messiah Festival.”

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Messiah Festival theatre will feature two comedies

Bethany students will perform “It Should Happen to a Dog” by Wolf Mankowitz and Michel de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men” this Easter season as part of the 2010 Messiah Festival of the Arts.

Performances of these two plays will be April 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be held in Burnett Center and are free and open to the public. Bethany’s Messiah Festival theatre production is under the direction of Carl Isaacson, professor of communication.

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Student art chosen for Bethany’s Messiah Exhibition

Works of art by 21 student artists will be on display as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The annual exhibition will be held March 25-April 6 in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery on the Bethany campus. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 28, at a reception in the gallery.

The exhibition features ceramics, crafts, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Bethany participates in CollegeWeekLive

Bethany College will participate in CollegeWeekLive, the online college fair, March 24-25. Admissions representatives and current students will chat live with prospective students from 4-10 p.m. each day.

Interested students should login to www.CollegeWeekLive.com and connect with admission representatives by viewing Bethany’s virtual booth. Information about financial aid, student organizations and residence life will be available. Students will also be able to schedule a campus visit or apply for admissions to Bethany.