Bethany College Professor of Art Nelson Smith will host Manuel Vera in the Department of Art at Bethany College for the week of November 7-11 where he will work with students, observe the Bethany College art program and present his work in a reception on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in the Mingenback Gallery.

Artist exchanges between Kansas and Paraguay are a long-standing international collaboration. This exciting exchange agreement between Kansas-Paraguay Partners, Comitè Paraguay-Kansas and Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano pairs artists from Kansas with winners of competitions in Paraguay. Kansas’ artists are chosen according to their expertise of the specific medium featured in each Paraguayan competition. The winners are offered a travel grant through Partners of the Americas to Kansas where they work, study, observe classes, workshops, exhibitions, and attend other cultural activities.

Vera can be available to meet with any student group at Bethany College during his visit. Please contact Nelson Smith,
The reception of the artist is open to the public.