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Annual student exhibit now open in Regier Gallery

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Work by 36 Bethel College students is now on display through April 24 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.

The artwork is from classes in both fall 2014 and spring 2015, by students froma variety of academic disciplines, in media including sculpture, ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, embroidery, jewelry and printmaking.

There will be a reception in conjunction with Bethel’s annual URICA Symposium, April 23, 6-8 p.m., in the area just outside the gallery. (URICA stands for Undergraduate Research, Internships and Creative Activities.)

Student artists from the local area are Alexandria Brown, Hesston; Brittny Czarnowsky, Newton; Erin Doerksen, Newton; Tony Emile-Wagler, Partridge; Laird Goertzen, Goessel; Bethany Hamill, Newton; Jessie Pohl, Moundridge; Melinda Regehr, Whitewater; Matt Rodenberg, Halstead; Terra Scott, Newton; and Kiley Varney, Hesston.

Wichita-area student artists are Julie Baker, Park City; Grace Bradfield, Derby; Caitlyn Grant, Wichita; Rachael Harder, Augusta; Emily Luedtke, Wichita; Falon McGovern, Benton; Zane McHugh, Wichita; Jeni Reichenberger, Wichita; and Kaylyn Rhodes, Wichita.

Other students exhibiting are Janna Braun, Wuppertal, Germany; Alexis Brewer, Prescott Valley, Arizona; Hannah Brinker, Shawnee; Sondra Buller, Aurora, Nebraska; Xi Cheng, Jinhua, China; Matt Dewberry, Blanchard, Oklahoma; Mariah Ekart, Wamego; Kate Fry, Milford, Nebraska; DrewAnne Gatlin, Broadus, Montana; Josh Jackson, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Brian Krehbiel, Donnellson, Iowa; Claire McStravick, Dallas; Breetta Moe, Triadelphia, West Virginia; Amber Munoz, San Antonio, Texas; Emily Powell, Basehor; and Natalie Unruh, Clay Center.

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, and Rachel Epp Buller, assistant professor of visual art and design.

The final exhibit for this school year will be the annual senior art exhibit, May 1-17, showcasing work that graduating art majors have developed during their junior and senior years. The reception for the senior exhibit will be May 15, during commencement weekend.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2014-15 Forbes.com 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 2014-15. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.

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