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Annual student exhibit now open in Regier Gallery

April 12th, 2018

Artwork by students in annual Bethel College Student Art Exhibit

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Work by 49 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 2017 and spring 2018, in media including drawing, photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, 3-D design, jewelry, fiber art and artist books.  

There will be a reception April 26, 6-8 p.m., in the area just outside the gallery.

Student artists from the local area are Sarah Booth, Goessel; Katelyn Boston, Newton; Oscar Gonzalez, Newton; Katrina Heinrichs, Hesston; Diane Lewis, Newton; Nick Preheim, Peabody; Austin Prouty, Newton; Rebecca Schrag, Newton; Elizabeth Tran, North Newton; Autumn Walker, Goessel; Anna Wiens, Goessel; and Veronica Ziegler, Hesston.

There are 10 student artists from the Wichita area: Georgia Anderson, Parker Austin (Derby), Emma Girton, Jordan Hill (Augusta), Leisle Hoffman, Samuel Ishimwe, Adam Kroeker (Augusta), Zane McHugh, Rebecca Mullen and Bethany Rafter.

Other students exhibiting are Jesus Alba, Dallas; Chase Anderson, Topeka; Grant Bellar, Conway Springs; Sam Bertholf, Winfield; Charley Carver, Oskaloosa; Kate Cherveny, Topeka; Carlos Dickerson, Gary, Indiana; Jacklyn Gerk, Holyoke, Colorado; Broderick Green, Lancaster, Texas; Samantha Koch, Conway Springs; Annalee McCloud, Clearwater; Sam Morgan, White City; Avery Myatt, Windsor, Colorado; SkyLa O’Neill, Independence, Missouri; Emalee Overbay, Louisburg; Landon Peery, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Abby Phillips, Maple Hill; Victoria Riddick, Aztec, New Mexico; Calen Rupp, Holcomb; Jacob Russell, Lawrence; Zach Shima, Topeka; Blayne Stump, Crook, Colorado; Ashlyn Troyer, Lyons; Kaylee VanderVeen, Arvada, Colorado; Chloe Wall, Goshen, Indiana; Nate Walters, Hays; and Lauren Woodward, Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

The Student Art Exhibit will be in the Regier Gallery through April 27.

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 4-20, showcasing work that graduating art majors have developed during their junior and senior years. The reception for the senior exhibit will be May 18, during commencement weekend.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2016-17 analysis Bethel College ranks at No. 1 in College Consensus’ ranking of Kansas colleges and universities, and is the only Kansas private college listed in the analysis of top colleges and universities, the Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section and the National Liberal Arts College category of U.S. News & World Report, all for 2017-18. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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