New exhibit

LexDeal_sculptureA drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic and print exhibit titled “The Challenge” by Lex Deal will be displayed in Mingenback Gallery beginning February 5 through February 11, 2016.

The exhibition includes a closing reception and gallery talk on February 7, from 2-4 p.m. in the gallery. The artist will be speaking about the transformations that his artwork has taken throughout the course of his college experience at 3 p.m.

Lex Deal is a student at Bethany College studying art education. Deal has exhibited his work in a total of in five exhibits. He has received awards in both the Autumn Art Exhibition and the Messiah Art Exhibition.

This event is free and open to the public. It 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 Gallery, located at the corner of Olsson and Second streets in Lindsborg, is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information please contact the Art Department at 785-227-3380, ext. 8244 or by email: artdepartment@bethanylb.edu.

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Gallery features student art


The Bethany College Art Department is excited to announce the opening of the Autumn Art Exhibition, which will be on display at Mingenback Art Gallery from Nov 2 through Nov. 30. A closing reception will be held on Monday, Nov 30 at 11 a.m.

The Autumn Art Exhibition is a self-juried show by students currently enrolled in art courses at the college. Student work will feature a wide variety of pieces based on studio work from classes. The show will include small jewelry pieces and large sculptures out of found objects, figure and still life painting and drawing, and large coil pots created by ceramic students.

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Exhibit opens

artexhibit_9-8-15A ceramics exhibit by Ted Adler will be displayed September 8 through September 30, 2015 in Mingenback Gallery on the campus of Bethany College.

The exhibition includes a closing reception and gallery talk on September 30, from 2-4 p.m. Adler will be speaking about his art and the transformations that his artwork has taken over the course of his career at 2:30 p.m.

Adler is an artist working primarily in ceramics media. He has exhibited work in more than 75 exhibitions, including a recent solo exhibition in February 2014 at Greenwich House Pottery’s Jane Hartsook Gallery in New York City.  An Associate Professor of Art and Area Head of Ceramics Media at Wichita State University, Adler received his Bachelor of Arts from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1993 and his Masters of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 2002. He also studied with renowned artist Toshiko Takaezu, with whom he apprenticed for more than a year in her Quakertown, New Jersey studio.  Adler has lectured and demonstrated at numerous ceramic centers and universities across the nation, including the Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Clay Center, Arrowmont School of Crafts, and the Anderson Ranch Art Center.

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, former professor of art at Bethany.

This event is free and open to the public. Mingenback Art Center Gallery, located at the corner of Olsson and Second streets in Lindsborg, is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information please contact the Art Department at 785-227-3380, ext. 8244 or by email: artdepartment@bethanylb.edu.

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Senior Art Show

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Playhouse in winter by Carole Stuenkel

Carole Stuenkel, a senior at Bethany College, will host her senior art and design exhibition from May 12-18 at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery. A reception for Carole’s exhibition will be held at Mingenback Art Center on May 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m.

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Ramsey senior show

CeciliaRamseyPhoto(2)A senior exhibit entitled “Transitions in Nature” by Cecilia Ramsey, will be displayed in Mingenback Gallery May 1 through May 7, 2015.

The exhibition includes ceramic work, paintings, and a variety of other mediums, and explores the many states of nature both psychologically and in the physical world. There will be a reception and gallery talk on May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery.

Ramsey is a Pre-Professional Art Therapy major, and will be receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bethany College this May.  She is originally from Garden City, Kansas, and upon graduating hopes to earn a Masters Degree in Art Therapy.

This event is free and open to the public. Mingenback Art Center Gallery, located at the corner of Olsson and Second streets in Lindsborg, is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information please contact the Art Department at 785-227-3380, ext. 8244 or by email: artdepartment@bethanylb.edu.

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Art Sale

Art saleThe Bethany College Art Department will hold its annual Art Sale on Saturday, April 25 during the Lindsborg in Bloom event.

The sale will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. at 110 N. Main Street, in front of Chestnut Studios. A variety of items will be for sale including ceramics, prints, and greeting cards. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Kaymeyer Lecture series fund that brings visiting artists to Bethany College.

Students will also participate in the Lindsborg In Bloom street art project. Stop by the booth and watch art being made!

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Sara Arnald lecture

sara_arnald_2Swedish photographer Sara Arnald, wife of Bethany College’s Pearson Professor Jan Arnald, will present a lecture at the Sandzén gallery on Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. on her work in Sweden and beyond. Arnald is in residence at the Sandzén home on Bethany’s campus, during the month of April, working with Bethany College students and continuing to create her photographic art.

Her work is focused in nearly every aspect of photography, from art to news to portrait to still life, and is all part of her online portfolio that can be found at http://www.saraarnald.com.

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Art show awards

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Anna King

Works of art by Bethany College students are currently on display as part of the 2015 Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition. The annual art exhibition will continue through April 17 in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery on the Bethany campus.

The exhibition features 3-D explorations, ceramics, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. Award winners were announced on March 29 at a reception held in the gallery. Best of show was given to Anna King, a junior from Spring Hill, Kansas, for her painting. The gallery show is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Griffey speaks on campus

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Randy Griffey ’90

The Bethany College Alumni Office and the Department of Art will host a presentation from alumnus Randall Griffey ’90 on Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in the Pearson Chapel and Mabee Welcome Center.

A native of Norton County, Kansas, Randall (Randy) Griffey attended Bethany College from 1986 to 1990 receiving a B.A. in Fine Arts (Painting). Following graduation from Bethany, he entered the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, from which he received his M.A. and Ph.D. He was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, from 1997 to 1998.

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Student art show

Messiah Exhibition 001 (1)The Bethany College Art Department will host the annual Juried Student Art Show as part of the Messiah Festival of the Arts beginning March 27 through April 17. An opening reception for the show is scheduled for Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. with an awards ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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