Ariel Landrum to open senior show at Bethany College

"Self Portrait," Ariel Landrum

“Self Portrait,” Ariel Landrum

Bethany College student Ariel Landrum, White City, Kan., opens her senior art exhibition in Mingenback Art Center Gallery on May 13. A reception for the artist will be May 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by Landrum at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition continues through May 18.

Landrum’s exhibit includes works from all four years of her college career. The majority of her work focuses on the female figure and life as a young woman. Her art emphasizes the duality a woman faces in today’s society expressing that “women are always told that the sky is the limit, yet they can’t break through the glass ceiling above them,” she said. Landrum’s inspiration as an artist comes from her personal experiences.

An art therapy and studio art major with a concentration in sculpture, Landrum has also been participated in the dance team, Art Club and Alpha Theta Chi while at Bethany. She plans to pursue a career as an art therapist working with children with emotional and physical disabilities.

Mingenback Art Center, location on the corner of Olsson and Second Street on the Bethany College campus, is open from 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mingenback houses the premier center for art instruction in the region and a gallery devoted to the work of regional artists, Bethany College students and alumni. The Bethany College Art Department recognizes that open and rigorous inquiry is essential to a liberal-arts education. Because art reflects life, art made and displayed within the Mingenback Art Center may address mature themes.

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