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Book Arts students to display work at Wichita studio gallery

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Students in the Bethel College interterm class Book Arts will wrap up the semester with a showing of their work in Wichita.

Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel associate professor of visual art and design, taught the class during January.

The students will be part of Wichita’s monthly Final Friday, with some of their class-culminating projects on display Jan. 29 starting at 7 p.m. at Fisch Haus Studios, 524 South Commerce Street in Wichita. The event is free and open to the public.

For their final projects, students looked at the work of two Kansas poets, Elizabeth Schultz and Catherine Anderson.

Epp Buller undertook a collaboration with the two poets a few months ago, resulting in “After Words,” an exhibition of Epp Buller’s artist books currently on display at Fisch Haus.

Students in the Book Arts class are:

  • Jesus Alba, Dallas
  • Ethan Birdwell, Moore, Oklahoma
  • Kate Fry, Milford, Nebraska
  • Jeffery Jacobs, Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Tevin Jones, McKinney, Texas
  • Jesse Kaufman, Newton
  • Garrett Lindley, Goddard
  • Ryne Preheim, Reedley, California
  • Matthew Rodenberg, Halstead
  • Calen Rupp, Holcomb
  • Alexandra Shoup, Newton

Fisch Haus is an artist collaborative founded in 1990 and incorporated in 2004. Its roster of events and activities during the year includes fine arts exhibitions, music, theater, dance, film, festivals, community events, readings, workshops, artist residencies and multi-disciplinary collaborations. See the Fish Haus website or the Fisch Haus Facebook page.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2015-16 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2015-16. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.