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Bisom uses art to express, educate

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 11/29/2022 - 20:22
Artwork by Capri Bisom

Capri Bisom’s senior show, titled “Senior Art Seminar,” is in the Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center, through Thursday, Dec. 15 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 p.m.).

Bisom has a goal of using art to educate as well as self-express, as their work indicates.

Bisom is a senior from West Berlin, N.J., who will graduate from Bethel next May with majors in art and chemistry. Bisom’s show opens in the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center, and closes Friday, Dec. 15.

Olson explores universal connections in her portraiture

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 20:31
Julia Olson, "Morocco"

The exhibition currently in Bethel College’s Regier Art Gallery reflects a winding road through different parts of the world and different expressions of one person’s art.

Julia Olson’s exhibit “Hidden Conversations through Portraiture” will be in the gallery through Nov. 18, with the artist reception on Nov. 17 at the gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center.

Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

Olson began drawing “faces that made sense” at age 2. She pursued an art education, studying illustration with an emphasis on fashion.

An eye on the environment leads Ediger to create new art form

Submitted by mzuercher on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 19:56
Glowing Prairie by Glen Ediger

“Environmental Exposure,” now in the Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center, represents what is very likely a new genre – pieces of metal or wood on which the environment has created the design.

Glen Ediger’s exhibit opened Sept. 30 and will be up through Oct. 21.

Ediger, of North Newton, retired in 2015 after 30 years as director of design at Vornado Air, where he was involved in the design, engineering and development of Vornado products.

Last exhibit of gallery season showcases students

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 16:16
Art by Gracie Higgins, 2022

The annual Student Art Exhibit is open in the Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center through May 6, featuring the work of 52 students in a variety of media.

Students from art classes in fall 2021 and spring 2022 are exhibiting ceramics, 2D and 3D design, drawing, jewelry and small metals, painting, film and digital photography and prints.

Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There is no admission charge.

The Student Art Exhibit showcases work from all students who take art classes, whether or not they are art majors.

Exhibit represents something new in hymnal publishing

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 11/09/2021 - 15:42
Detail from "Communion" by Dona Park

Don't miss the last chance to see “Voices Together,” an exhibit of original artwork from the hymnal of the same title, in the Regier Gallery, closing this Friday.

The exhibit currently in the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center is something out of the ordinary in that it marks the first time a Mennonite hymnal has included visual art in its pages.

Student exhibit covers two years of creative work

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/05/2021 - 23:33
Some of the student work on display in the Regier Art Gallery

Since last year’s Student Art Exhibit was canceled due to COVID shut-downs, the work now in the Regier Art Gallery includes current and former students and two graduates.

Fifty-five students in classes from fall 2019 and 2020, and spring 2020 and 2021, are exhibiting artist books, ceramics, drawing, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, prints and sculpture.

The show will be in the gallery inside Luyken Fine Arts Center through April 16. The artist reception is Thursday, April 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the area just outside the gallery.

Artists work together across distance in the time of coronavirus

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:51
"Keep still. Wait. This is the moment of no turning back," handing paper installation by Rachel Epp Buller

Rachel Epp Buller and Derek Owens collaborated for 12 months on the exhibit currently in the Regier Art Gallery.

Epp Buller, is Bethel associate professor of visual arts and design, and Owens is an artist and writer who lives in New York. Their exhibit is entitled "After the End of the End of the World."

The gallery is open weekdays, with no admission charge. Because of the pandemic, there will be no public reception for this exhibit. Please note that face coverings must be worn and physical distancing practiced on the Bethel campus.

Regier Gallery exhibit showcases new photos by David Long

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 17:03
Forthcoming, photo by David Long

This is the final week to see “Forthcoming,” which closes Friday, Oct. 30, in the gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center.

David Long is professor of visual arts and design at Bethel.

The reception for the exhibit was one of the few Fall Festival events that could go on in person, on Oct. 2.

First exhibit of spring semester conjures ‘time-traveler’s hotel’

Submitted by mzuercher on Sat, 02/08/2020 - 14:43
"Beauty" by Tasha Wentling

The reception for Tasha Wentling and "Hotel Tempus" will be Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center .

Wentling is a recent Wichita State graduate whose photography and design exhibit has been in the gallery since the beginning of February.

The spring semester’s first exhibit is a work that’s still evolving.

Last spring, as Wentling was finishing her graphic design degree at WSU, she also longed to do a photography project.

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