Works of art by 28 student artists are currently on display as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition. The annual art exhibition will continue through April 23 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. Winners were announced on April 13 at a reception held in the gallery. The gallery show is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Of the 190 works entered, exhibition jurors selected 72 works for inclusion in this year’s show. Students whose art was selected for inclusion are: Continue reading
The Messiah Student Art Exhibition begins Saturday, April 12 at the Mingenback Art Center on Bethany College campus. An awards ceremony and reception will be held on Sunday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. with awards given at 1:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 24.
Jurors for the exhibit are Linda Ganstrom, professor of art from Fort Hays State University and Teresa Schmidt, professor of art from Kansas State University.
Each year students from the Bethany Oratorio Society are selected to perform solos during dress rehearsals for Handel’s “Messiah,” the highlight of the Messiah Festival of the Arts held annually at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan.
This year ten students were selected for this honor, including seniors Mikhail Zhilin of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Nichol DeChant, Leavenworth, Kan., Caitlin O’Connor, Arvada, Colo., Sarah Doering, Apex, N.C.; juniors Ashley Glover, Emporia, Kan., Laura Klaassen, Marquette, Kan., Cecilia Ramsey, Garden City, Kan.; sophomore Alyson Krohn, Agenda, Kan.; and freshmen Mark Klaassen, Marquette, and Angelica Reinert, Salina.
The Messiah Festival of the Arts kicks off with the Bethany Theatre Department production of “Nathan the Wise” by Paul D’Andrea, April 11 at 7 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. in the rebuilt J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center in downtown Lindsborg.
Director Carl Issacson gives instructions to performers at a recent rehearsal
Directed by Carl Isaacson, D’Andrea’s work is a loose adaptation of the famous German poetic drama by Gotthold Ephriam Lessing. Lessing’s work has been hailed as a masterpiece of poetry. D’Andrea’s adaptation is prose and only loosely uses Lessing’s work.
At the heart of the story is thelegend of the rings. A father has a ring of authority. This ring conveys to the holder both power over the masses and the love of the masses. The father received the ring from his father and was prepared to pass it on to his son – but he had three sons and loved them each alike. To which should he give the ring and the power and the authority that went with it? Distressed by being forced to make a choice among his three sons, the father had two additional rings made, each indistinguishable from the original. Each son is given a ring, and each son is told that his ring is the true ring. The father passes, and the three sons each assert authority.
The Messiah Festival of the Arts in Lindsborg, Kan., is offering three education outreach opportunities to area students this year as part of its events leading up to the Easter Sunday performance of Handel’s Messiah on the Bethany College campus. Programs include apprenticeships awarded to four area high school students. Continue reading
Priority Seats for the 133rd Messiah Festival of the Arts concert events in Lindsborg, Kan., are now on sale. Priority Seating runs Jan. 1st through Feb. 15th, and allows patrons to save their favorite seats year after year.
Concert offerings this season include “Messiah Mosaic” on Palm Sunday, featuring the renowned Apollo Chamber Brass quintet from Denver, CO; Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” on Good Friday; and the traditional Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday, performed by the Bethany Oratorio Society and directed by Dr. Mark Lucas. Continue reading
All interested singers and orchestra musicians are invited to join the Bethany Oratorio Society this season, to perform Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” on Good Friday and Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday.
Interested persons must be 16 years of age by April 1, 2014, to participate. Continue reading
The Messiah Festival of the Arts announces the theme for the 2014 season, “With One Voice.” This theme was chosen to reflect the three fine arts mediums of the Messiah Festival – art, music, and theatre – coming together in perfect harmony to create this festival of the arts. Additionally, each individual art medium has its own ‘voice’ to share within the larger whole, be it a physical voice, as in music, or a conceptual voice, as in theatre and art. The Scriptural inspiration for this theme is Ecclesiastes 4:12: “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Bethany College will welcome over 700 students and teachers from area grade schools to Presser Hall on March 25 for a workshop on African American song tradition by this year’s Messiah Festival of the Arts soloists.
Bethany College Art Department faculty members will exhibit selected works at the Brick Street Gallery from March 6 to April 2 at Brick Street Gallery in downtown Lindsborg, 129 N. Main St.
Faculty exhibitors include Michaela Groeblacher, Mary Kay, Ed Pogue, Frank Shaw, and Jim Turner.