Bethany College student artist, Cari Nelson, a senior from Marquette, Kan., will exhibit artwork created throughout her college career, including a semester abroad, in a gallery show beginning May 10 at the Mingenback Art Gallery on the Bethany campus. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, May 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m.
Nelson credits her interest and ability in art to being a life-long Marquette resident, where she was educated in the USD 400 school district and art education was offered to her from first through 12th grades. She will share her enthusiasm for art as she begins student teaching in Salina this fall and will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Teaching PreK-12.
Nelson’s show “Social Mediums” will speak to the relationships between human beings, artwork, and social media. Relationships are very important in creating art and one way we keep track of relationships in the present day is through social media. Art can also be very social and each medium creates a different relationship with viewers.
Most of her work will be available for purchase beginning May 10 and includes drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and functional ceramics as well as original sketches from her semester in Europe. Look for the event “Social Mediums” on Facebook.
The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at second and Olssen Streets in Lindsborg. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.