Koch to Exhibit Senior Art Show, “Tipping the Edge”

LINDSBORG, KAN., April 2, 2012—Bethany College senior artist Abby Koch, Salina, Kan., will exhibit her senior art show, “Tipping the Edge,” at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany on April 12 to 17.

A reception in her honor will be held on Sunday, April 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Koch is a studio art major. Her work is focused in ceramics and painting, in which she has experimented with the process of pouring paint onto stretched canvas exploring the interaction of color and movement within the painting. “Tipping the Edge” is a culmination of art created during Koch’s four years at Bethany and will include painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and jewelry.

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, Bethany college students and alumni. The Bethany College Art Department recognizes that open and rigorous inquiry is essential to a liberal-arts education.

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: Close-up of “Pour 1 series 3” by Abby Koch; Picasso Jasper pendant by Abby Koch