Please join us today, March 9, from 5-8 p.m. for the launch of a new campus program titled Swedish Crafts. The Bethany College Swedish Crafts program will provide students with an opportunity to learn how to make hand-crafted objects that celebrate the Lindsborg community’s rich history in the arts and Swedish culture.

There will be artists at work demonstrating how Bethany bowls and brooms are made at 5 p.m. in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery and the Swedish Crafts Cottage, 413 N. Second Street.

President Will Jones and Eleanor Heimbaugh, Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture and Director of Swedish Crafts will be speaking at 5:30 p.m. in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery.

At 6 p.m., the first three Bethany bowls, the first three Bethany brooms, a two-hour broom class, and a combination of bowls and brooms will be auctioned off by Glen Suppes, acting auctioneer, in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery. Following the auction, demonstrations will continue until 8 p.m.

In addition, the Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery will have its doors open to help celebrate Bethany’s and Lindsborg’s art culture.