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Jazz returns to the Green

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 16:44
Caleb Abbott playing at Christmas Gala Jazz

Wrapping up three planned outdoor programs over four days, large and small jazz groups will play in the open air, weather permitting.

The concert is May 5 at 7 p.m. Instead of using a mobile stage pulled onto the Green, the groups will set up on the slab to the east of the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center.

Concert-goers should bring chairs or blankets to sit on the grass on the Green’s south end, facing the fine arts center. In case of rain, the concert moves to Krehbiel Auditorium, inside the building.

Steel Drum Band concert moves indoors

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 16:34
Luyken Fine Arts Center exterior

Because of chilly temperatures, the Steel Drum Band concert will move inside to Krehbiel Auditorium this evening at 7.

Bethel’s steel drums will play their first in-person concert in 18 months Tuesday, May 4 (originally planned for the plaza outside Luyken Fine Arts Center, where Krehbiel Auditorium is located).

The concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support the study and performance of steel drum music at Bethel.

Spring play centers on human interconnectedness

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 16:21
Nathaniel Schmucker and Jaxie Gerk rehearse a scene from "I and You" by Lauren Gunderson

Live theater returns to Bethel with "I and You" by Lauren Gunderson on the Krehbiel Auditorium stage, April 29-May 1.

The play will be in Luyken Fine Arts Center, Thursday-Saturday, with a Saturday afternoon matinee and a livestream option.

Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Saturday matinee is at 2 p.m. 

Face coverings will be required, and physical distancing enforced, for in-person performances.

Fusion of music, painting exhibited in senior show

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 16:13
"Lacrimosa," painting by Adam Kroeker

The reception for this year’s Senior Art Show, showcasing the work of Adam Kroeker, will be this evening, Friday, May 14, from 7-9 at the Regier Art Gallery.

Kroeker, a senior from Augusta, is exhibiting a dozen paintings under the title “Requiem Aeternam” in the Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center on campus.

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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