Visiting artist Paul Hotvedt opens exhibit

"I'm Ready" by Paul HotvedtLINDSBORG, KAN., August 7, 2012— Visiting painter Paul Hotvedt will exhibit “Landscapes and Figures” at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery at Bethany College from Aug. 20 to Sept. 14, 2012.

The event is free and open to the public. A closing reception and gallery talk by the artist will be given on Sept. 14 from 1to 2:30 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by the Kahmeyer Visiting Visual Artist Lecture Series at Bethany, which is supported entirely by charitable contributions in honor of Ray Kahmeyer.

Hotvedt’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including “Sustaining Power” portraits of musicians at the Lawrence Arts Center, Galerie Françoise in Lutherville, Maryland, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri, Susan Conway Gallery in Washington D.C., Konza Prairie Research Natural Area of Kansas State University, and the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel.

Hotvedt is an instructor at the Lawrence Arts Center and a visiting lecturer at the University of Kansas. He is also cofounder and member of the Kansas Committee on Imagination and Place and the founder and operator of Blue Heron Typesetter Inc. Hotvedt earned his Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute of Art, Mt. Royal Graduate School of Painting and his Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude from the Tyler School of Art.

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: Painting entitled “I’m Ready” by Paul Hotvedt

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