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Gardner to exhibit senior art show, “Moving Darkness Into Light”

"Reaching Through the Darkness, Reaching to the Light" by Rachel GardnerLINDSBORG, KAN., May 9, 2012—Bethany College senior artist Rachel Gardner, Lawrence, Kan., will exhibit her senior art show, “Moving Darkness Into Light,” at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany on May 10 to 14.


A reception in her honor will be held on Saturday, May 12, 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 exhibition is a retrospective of Gardner’s four years at Bethany. The works will include various paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramic pieces. She focuses on the therapeutic aspect and form of expression through art. Gardner is majoring in art therapy with a dual concentration in painting and ceramics. She spent the spring semester as an intern at Clayworks at Disability Supports in McPherson, Kan.


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 www.bethanylb.edu/.

Caption: “Reaching Through the Darkness, Reaching to the Light” is one of the pieces on display at the “Moving Darkness Into Light” senior art exhibition by Bethany College student Rachel Gardner. The exhibition is at the Mingenback Art Center from May 10 to14.

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