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Annual student exhibit now open in FAC Gallery

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students from a variety of disciplines working in a variety of media are featured in the annual student art exhibit, which opened Friday, April 8, and continues through April 29 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery on campus.

The exhibit features work of students in 2010-11 art classes, in media including charcoal and pastel drawing, jewelry-making, painting, color and black-and-white photography, pottery, sculpture and stitchery.

Student artists are seniors Jordyn Blanson, Oklahoma City, Erica Buller, Lenexa, Justine Erb, Henderson, Neb., Amanda Fredrickson, Lawrence, Aaron Gaeddert, Leawood, Annette Gingerich, Parnell, Iowa, Derrick Law, Galva, Marcus Maust, Bay Port, Mich., Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, North Newton, Lacey Parker, Lone Tree, Iowa, and Graham Unruh, Newton; juniors Samuel Agoitia, Maize, Maggie Goering, Hutchinson, Anthony Gonzalez, Newton, Annika Janzen, Fresno, Calif., Rashell Kaufman, Moundridge, Audra Miller, Hesston, Liz Miller, Partridge, Renee Reimer, Sioux Falls, S.D., Ricardo Sanchez, Moundridge, Alyssa Schrag, Moundridge, Andrew Unruh, Valley Center, and Grace Unruh, Clay Center; sophomores Elizabeth Akins, Topeka, Leah Clark, Manhattan, Edward Davila, San Antonio, Texas, John Regier, Beatrice, Neb., and Miriam Weaverdyck, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and freshmen Brooke Banning, Lenexa, Wesley Goodrich, Independence, Aaron Heidebrecht, Inman, Michelle Kaufman, Moundridge, Joe Kondziola, North Newton, Cora Ogden, Haven, Katie Regier, Whitewater, Terra Scott, Newton, Nicole Smith, Elkhart, Ind., Spencer Suderman, McPherson, Andrew Walker, Newton, Payton Walker, Sharon Springs, and Samantha Wilkerson, Neosho Rapids.

Bethel art faculty are David Long, associate professor of art, Rachel Epp Buller, adjunct assistant professor of art, and Gail Lutsch, professor emeritus of art.

The gallery is located inside the Fine Arts Center building 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.

The final exhibit for this school year will be the annual senior art exhibit, May 6-22, showcasing work that graduating art majors have developed during their junior and senior years. The reception for the senior exhibit will be during Commencement weekend, Friday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. outside the gallery.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2010-11 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States and is in the first tier in its category in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2011. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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