Visiting artist Erika Nelson to exhibit at Bethany College

Erika Nelson, Greetings from IconicaLINDSBORG, KAN., September 10, 2012—Erika Nelson will exhibit “Greetings from Iconica. Wish you were here!” at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery at Bethany College from Sept. 24 to Oct. 12, 2012.

This mixed medium exhibition is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Sept. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 1:30 p.m.

Nelson is currently the director of World’s Largest Things, a collection of miniatures. She has been featured in numerous interviews, including by Conan O’Brian in 2010, publications, and lectures. Prior exhibitions include “Art LIVES!” at City Arts, Wichita, Kan.; “Another Roadside Attraction” at Griffin Theater, London; “Drawing on the Edge” at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Penn.; and “Blurred Boundaries” at The Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, N.Y. Nelson received her Master of Fine Art from the University of Kansas and her Bachelor of Fine Art summa cum laude from Central Missouri State University.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Kahmeyer Visiting Visual Artist Lecture Series at Bethany College. This fund is supported entirely by charitable contributions in honor of Ray Kahmeyer .

Mingenback Art Center is located on the corner of Olsson and Second Street on the Bethany College campus. It is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 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: Erika Nelson will exhibit “Greetings from Iconica. Wish you were here!” at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery at Bethany College from Sept. 24 to Oct. 12, 2012.

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