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Annual Student Art Exhibit now open in gallery

April 9th, 2019

Drawing by Anna Wiens

Work by 62 Bethel College students is on display through April 26 in the Regier Gallery inside Luyken Fine Arts Center.

The annual Student Art Exhibit showcases work from all students who take art classes, whether or not they are art majors.

On display is work from classes in both fall 2018 and spring 2019, in media including drawing, photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, jewelry and artist books.

There will be a reception April 25, 6-8 p.m., in the area just outside the gallery.

Student artists from the local area are Caleb Allen, Moundridge; Rilynn Anderson, McPherson; Sarah Booth, Goessel; Connor Born, North Newton; Ellie Bradley, Newton; Bailea Crist, McPherson; Nathan Gamache, Halstead; Oscar Gonzalez, Newton; Kelly Habegger, Hesston; Katrina Heinrichs, Hesston; Anna Lubbers, Peabody; Austin Prouty, Newton; Elizabeth Ratzlaff, Moundridge; Jenna Ratzlaff, North Newton; Jose Rojas, Newton; Rebecca Schrag, Newton; Adam Sigwing, Halstead; Jessie Thomas, Sedgwick; Elizabeth Tran, North Newton; Laura Tran, North Newton; Alayna Wallace, McPherson; Anna Wiens, Goessel; Serena Wong, North Newton; and McKenzie Young, Peabody.

There are 10 student artists from the Wichita area: Georgia Anderson, Raegen Boeken (Valley Center), Nick Collins, Seth Daggett (Park City), Jordan Hill (Augusta), Samuel Ishimwe, Adam Kroeker (Augusta), Griffin Lamp, Aaron Long and Cami Mills.

Other students exhibiting are Elizabeth Friesen Birky, Denver; Merari Bowen, Humble, Texas; Kate Cherveny, Topeka; Chasity Clinton, Cedar Point; Caitlin Cordes; Andrew Goodman, Shawnee Mission; Broderick Green, Lancaster, Texas; Peyton Landrum, Arkansas City; Cheyenne Miles, Amarillo, Texas; SkyLa O’Neal, Independence, Mo.; Brendan Ostlund, Mount Hope; Emalee Overbay, Louisburg; Brandon Phorn, Coweta, Okla.; Donté Powell, Southgate, Mich.; Lilly Rainwater, Henryetta, Okla.; Darionna Ray; Kadi Relph, Lindsborg; JaJuan Sabree, Marrero, La.; Randall Schmidt, Lawrence; Karlie Schroeder, Buda, Texas; Rylie Scudder, Little Elm, Texas; Kali Shedd, Corpus Christi, Texas; Capri Stevenson-Besom, West Berlin, N.J.; Blayne Stump, Crook, Colo.; Chris Torres, Denton, Texas; Ashlyn Troyer, Lyons; Chloe Wall, Goshen, Ind.; and Lauren Woodward, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

The Student Art Exhibit will be in the Regier Gallery through April 26.

The gallery is located inside the Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus. Regular hours are Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Bethel art faculty are David Long, professor of art, Rachel Epp Buller, associate professor of visual art and design, and Kathy Schroeder, adjunct instructor of art.

The final exhibit for this school year will be the annual Senior Art Exhibit, May 3-19, showcasing work that graduating art majors have developed during their junior and senior years. The reception for the senior exhibit will be May 17, during commencement weekend.

Bethel College is the only Kansas private college listed in the Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section and the National Liberal Arts College category of U.S. News & World Report, both for 2018-19. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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