LINDSBORG, KAN., April 19, 2012—Bethany College senior artist Cassandra Smith, Salina, Kan., will exhibit her senior art show, “Natural Conception,” at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany on April 26 to May 1.

A reception in her honor will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The show will include three-dimensional sculptural works in metals and ceramics as well as two-dimensional works in painting and drawing.

Smith began her college career at Emporia State University and interned for one semester at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Since transferring to Bethany in spring 2009, Smith has become familiar with the art community in Lindsborg and Salina. In November 2011, she exhibited artwork at Kansas Wesleyan University’s “Figures of Speech” fundraiser and has been an active member of the Salina Art Center’s Summer Art program for the last three years.

Smith will graduate this May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education with concentration hours in sculpture and additional focus hours in ceramics.

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 6 p.m. daily during the academic year. 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.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web at

Caption: “Cascading Barnacles” by Cassandra Smith; “Layers of Me – Harvest” by Cassandra Smith

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