David Olson and Ron Michael exhibit at the MindFire Academy

MindFire AcademyBethany College @ MindFire Academy will host exhibitions of David Olson’s handmade paper sculptures and Ron Michael’s ceramic work at its art gallery at 3805 E. Harry, Suite 105, in Wichita, Kan., until Sept. 30.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A closing reception will be held on Final Friday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tours of the impressive digital arts facility at MindFire Academy will also be available with a representative available to address any questions regarding educational programs. The exhibition, reception, and tour are free and open to the public.

David Olson, director of The Clayworks at Disability Supports in McPherson, folds, bends and shapes paper into multifaceted and complex sculptural wall pieces.  He utilizes compression and paper construction methods to generate overlapping relief sculpture that engage space with truly visually stunning results.

Ron Michael, curator of the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, utilizes many indigenous clay bodies in his work. Most of the works currently at the gallery are functional pottery. Michael’s work exemplifies the best of clay hand-built construction into elegant artistic forms.

Bethany College at MindFire Academy offers courses for personal enrichment as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees and certificates in audio recording arts, digital filmmaking, 3D computer animation and video game design. To learn more about enrollment at Bethany College @ MindFire Academy, visit www.bethanylb.edu/mindfire or call Danika Swoyer, marketing and recruitment coordinator, at (316) 928-8569.

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