Mattress Hanging from Room – Michelle Pihl Winning artists were announced Sunday in the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition. The annual exhibition, part of Bethany’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts, continues through April 6 in the Mingenback Art Center on the college’s campus. The exhibition features ceramics, crafts, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Photographer Steve Hebert will visit Bethany College on Wednesday, April 7 to inspire students and share his work with the college community. Hebert, a Wichita native, has a long career as a photojournalist. He began his career in North Carolina before leaving the newspaper business for a freelance career in 2004. Since then, he has photographed for the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Reports, and USA Today. He first visited Bethany on February 15 to photograph the handbell ensemble during a chapel service.
Bethany College will host a Swede Monday for prospective students on April 5. Juniors and seniors in high school, and their families, are invited to attend. Students will take a tour of campus, attend a class, eat lunch in the cafeteria and visit with current students and financial aid staff. Individual meetings with coaches can be arranged, as well as auditions in art, music and theatre. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. in Lindquist Hall.
Due to unforeseen difficulties, Bethany’s Messiah Theatre Festival will replace one play scheduled for the April 3 performances. Director Carl Isaacson reported today that “The Confrontation” will replace the previously scheduled Michele de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men.” “We had more troubles with the de Ghelderode piece than any director could have anticipated. It was clear that it would not be of the quality we’ve come to expect in the Messiah Festival.”
The Messiah Festival soloists will perform a recital on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. Soloists for the performances of Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” include:
Ten Bethany students have been selected to perform in the Bethany College Music Department Student Honors Recital. The recital, a traditional part of the college’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts, will be held on Thursday, April 1 at 3:15 p.m. in Presser Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Along with the Von Neumann Society for science and math, Bethany College will host a visit day for prospective students on March 30. Juniors and seniors in high school interested in science are invited to attend. High school science and technology instructors wanting to learn more about Bethany are invited as well.
Bethany students will perform “It Should Happen to a Dog” by Wolf Mankowitz and Michel de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men” this Easter season as part of the 2010 Messiah Festival of the Arts. Performances of these two plays will be April 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be held in Burnett Center and are free and open to the public. Bethany’s Messiah Festival theatre production is under the direction of Carl Isaacson, professor of communication.
Works of art by 21 student artists will be on display as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition. The annual exhibition will be held March 25-April 6 in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery on the Bethany campus. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 28, at a reception in the gallery. The exhibition features ceramics, crafts, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bethany College will participate in CollegeWeekLive, the online college fair, March 24-25. Admissions representatives and current students will chat live with prospective students from 4-10 p.m. each day. Interested students should login to www.CollegeWeekLive.com and