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Four Bethel art majors featured in final gallery exhibit of year

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The annual Senior Art Exhibit at Bethel College, featuring graduating seniors, highlights photography and graphic design, along with drawing by one of the students.

The show, featuring four seniors, opened May 1 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Sara Boman, Goessel, is exhibiting photography. She will graduate May 18 with a B.A. in art. She is the daughter of Randy Boman of Goessel and Sheree Boman of Johnson.

Edward Davila, currently of Hesston and originally from San Antonio, Texas, is also exhibiting photography. He will graduate May 18 with a B.A. in art. He is the son of Lisias and Robert Davila of San Antonio.

Two students are showing their work in graphic design, a new program at Bethel of which these are the first two graduates.

Samantha Sheridan, currently of Newton and originally from San Diego, California, will graduate May 18 with a B.A. in graphic design. She is the daughter of Gina and Robert Sheridan of Chula Vista, California.

Audra Miller, Hesston, will graduate May 18 with a B.A. and a triple major, in art, communication arts and graphic design. She is the daughter of Marcia and Steve Miller of Hesston.

In addition to examples of her graphic design work, Miller is showing drawings.

The four are students of David Long, professor of art, Rachel Epp Buller, assistant professor of art, and Gail Lutsch, professor emeritus of art.

The seniors’ exhibit will be open through May 18. There will a reception for the artists May 16 from 7-9 p.m. (note change from printed calendars) outside the gallery, as part of the commencement weekend celebration. The public is welcome.

Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Extra hours for commencement weekend are Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2013-14 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 2013-14. 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.