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Bethel College art professor to present sabbatical show

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College professor of art Gail Lutsch will present new pieces from her 2004-05 sabbatical in a show in the Fine Arts Center Gallery on the Bethel College campus. The show will be on exhibit from Thursday, Sept. 29, to Friday, Oct. 28. Admission is free and open to the public. Lutsch used her sabbatical in the 2004-05 school year to explore new media, working primarily in her home studio in Newton. She explored the capabilities of her printing press, purchased about two years ago. Her exhibit will include screen monotypes, collagraphs and mixed-media painted prints.

A reception will be held in the Fine Arts Center Gallery during Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2-3:30 p.m. Lutsch will also present some of her pieces at Life Enrichment, 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center.

"It was great to have time to experiment with new media and print processes," Lutsch said. "I enjoyed every day of the sabbatical.

"As an art teacher, I try to help art students solve visual problems and master new media," she continued. "It is good to have time to immerse myself in visual problems."

Bethel College hosts its 35th annual Fall Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Other weekend activities on campus include food and entertainment for all ages, arts and crafts, alumni gatherings, athletic events and the dedication of the new $5.5 million sports complex.

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