Potter David Rodenburg to demonstrate wheel throwing

artwork by David RodenburgLINDSBORG, KAN., February 14, 2012—Bethany College welcomes potter David Rodenburg as a visiting artist at the end of February. Rodenburg will give wheel throwing demonstrations in the ceramics area of the  Mingenback Art Center on February 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and on February 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The demonstrations are free and open to the public. Space is limited so please reserve your place with Anita Powell, associate professor of art, by Feburary 24 at powella@bethanylb.edu.

Rodenburg is a ceramic artist and recently retired art teacher from Evansville, Ind., with over thirty years of sculpting experience. He has won numerous awards for sculptural and functional work and has exhibited across the U.S., including at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science and the University of Indianapolis, and abroad. Rodenburg has recently extended his talents to oil paintings, watercolors, and pastel drawings.

The Mingenback Art Center, located on the corner of Olsson and Second Street on the Bethany College campus, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during the academic year. Mingenback houses the premier center for art instruction in the region and a gallery devoted to the work of regional artists and 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.

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/.

Caption: David Rodenburg’s artwork