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Annual student exhibit now open in Regier Gallery

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Work by 46 Bethel College students is now on display through April 28 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 2016 and spring 2017, in media including drawing, photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, artist books and jewelry.

There will be a reception April 27, 6-8 p.m., in the area just outside the gallery.

Student artists from the local area are Caleb Allen, Moundridge; Sarah Balzer, Inman; Elsie Deckert, North Newton; Heath Goertzen, Goessel; Anna Grimsley, Hesston; Abby Harders, Moundridge; Katrina Heinrichs, Hesston; Kaycee McClelland, Newton; Zach Preheim, Peabody; Austin Prouty, Newton; Rebecca Schrag, Newton; Sarah Turner, North Newton; Kiley Varney, Newton; Jasmine Wann, McPherson; and Veronica Ziegler, Hesston.

There are five student artists from Wichita: Georgia Anderson, Emma Girton, Aaron Long, Zane McHugh and Hannah Myrtle.

Other students exhibiting are Jesus Alba, Dallas; Shelby Barron, Manhattan; Matthew Buller, Henderson, Nebraska; Mallory Case, Whitesboro, Texas; Lester Charles Jr., Channelview, Texas; Delvert Emerenciano, New York City; Caleb Epp, Marion, South Dakota; Elizabeth Friesen-Birky, Denver; Da’Ron Gillis, Balch Springs, Texas; Akiyaa Hagen-Depusoir, Salina; Racheal Hamel, Hays; Jennifer Harrison, Fort Scott; Kelsie Heier, Salina; Kristen Hilger, Conway Springs; Maya Kathrineberg, Salina; Terrence Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas; Quoran Lewis, Victorville, California; Araeleigha Marcy, Salina; Madison McDowell, Basehor; SkyLa O’Neal, Independence, Missouri; Abby Phillips, Maple Hill; Rylie Scudder, Little Elm, Texas; Blayne Stump, Crook, Colorado; Kaci Wilson, Sterling; Lauren Woodward, Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and J. Zamora, Dallas.

The Student Art Exhibit will be in the gallery through April 28.

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, and Rachel Epp Buller, associate professor of visual art and design. Some of the students also worked with Mike Miller and Barbara Vogt in the fall semester, when Long was on sabbatical, and some are currently with adjunct instructor Kathy Schroeder.

The final exhibit for this school year will be the annual senior art exhibit, May 5-21, showcasing work that graduating art majors have developed during their junior and senior years. The reception for the senior exhibit will be May 19, during commencement weekend.

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