LINDSBORG, KAN., November 21, 2011—Bethany College senior artist Maggie Bogan will exhibit her Senior Student Art Show, entitled Pushing Realism, at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany from December 1 to 6. A reception will be held in her honor on Saturday, December 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Bogan’s exhibit shows her dance between abstraction and realism. Her work is heavily influenced by Janet Fish, a contemporary realist painter and printmaker. Bogan says, “When painting from real life I think in an abstract state of mind, focusing mainly on just placement of light and color. The objects described in my work are not about the space, but rather the objects themselves. They all describe a different interior story, much like ourselves as humans.” Bogan will showcase oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramic pieces.
Bogan is a graphic design contract major at Bethany taking graphics classes through McPherson College. Her concentration is in painting, and she plans to pursue a career in graphic design with the hopes of one day becoming a full-time painter specializing in murals. Bogan is also a member of the Bethany women’s soccer team.
The Mingenback Art Center, located on the corner of Olsson and Second Street on the Bethany College campus, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Mingenback houses the premier center for art instruction in the region and a gallery devoted to the work of regional artists, Bethany college students and alumni. The Bethany College Art Department recognizes that open and rigorous inquiry is essential to a liberal-arts education
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