Pogue to Exhibit Sculpture

LINDSBORG, KAN., September 12, 2011—Ed Pogue, associate professor of art and design, will host an art exhibition of sculpture at the Mark A. Chapman Gallery at Kansas State University on September 19 to 30. The gallery is located on the first floor of Willard Hall on the KSU campus in Manhattan. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

The pieces will include cast bronze and stainless steel sculptures created in 2008 at Bethany’s Mingenback Art Center foundry.

Pogue describes the exhibition as being inspired by the California coast. “The work was cast and fabricated here at Bethany in 2008 and was inspired by my summer visit on the California coast, especially around Trinidad and Half Moon Bay,” Pogue says. “The rock formations there that extend beyond the quiet wave actions in the ocean were inspiring visually and sculpturally, as well as the rock formations being sculpted by the forces of water and energy viewed against a cloudless sky were true manifestations of design perfection.”

Pogue teaches courses in design, sculpture, visual art and web design at Bethany. He is represented nationally by “A” Gallery of Art in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has exhibited his sculpture at Finer Things Gallery in Nashville, Tenn., and in downtown Wichita, Kan.

Prior to arriving at Bethany in 1999, Pogue was the Facilities Manager and an Assistant Director of the Sculpture Center at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web at www.bethanylb.edu/.