Bethany College senior artist Michelle Pihl will exhibit her senior art show, “Bone Yard,” at the Mingenback Art Center on campus from Nov. 10 to 16. A reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, 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.Pihl is a studio art major concentrating in drawing. The show will include pen and ink drawings, paintings, prints, and some ceramic pieces that she has created throughout her four years at Bethany College. Pihl’s focus is the subject of the cow skull and the different ways its beauty can be enhanced.
Pihl, from Falun, Kan., is the daughter of Mike and Teresa Pihl and granddaughter of LeRoy and Coleen Pihl of Smolan and Chris and Steve Barnes of Smolan.
Mingenback Art Center is located on the corner of Olsson and Second Street on the Bethany College campus. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.