Thompson to exhibit “#ThinkOrDie”

#ThinkOrDieBethany College senior artist D’Andre Thompson will exhibit his senior art show, “#ThinkOrDie,” at Mingenback Art Center on campus from June 10 to 17.

A reception will be held on Monday, June 10 Saturday, June 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

Thompson, from Grandview, Mo. and Geismar, La., is a studio art major with a minor in psychology.His concentration is ceramics but also loves drawing. Thompson grew up loving art and helping people. After changing his major twice, he found himself back to his roots and passion. In the spirit of “taking care of two birds with one stone,” he chose art in order to help inspire and challenge people. This exhibition is the capstone of his four years at Bethany and includes drawings, ceramics, painting, and print making. Thompson’s focus is on imagery work with manipulation of pictures with a combination of media.

#ThinkOrDieAfter he graduates in 2013, Thompson will join the United States Marine Corps, where he plans to serve in radio operations and communication. He also plans to attain a master’s in communication and a seminary degree. During his life he wants to continue to create art to inspire, challenge, and help people and his fellow Marines.

Mingenback Art Center is located on the corner of Olsson and Second Street on the Bethany College campus. It is open daily 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.