Bethel Professor Showcases "The Flower Girls"

The title of the show is “The Flower Girls” and is an installation. The goal of the installation is to transform the perception of the Weaver Gallery and to create an emotional environment. The pieces of the show (the actual flower girls) will be visually interacting and working together rather than being independent sculptures that are viewed separately from one another.

Associate Professor Suzanne Mauro will showcase her art in the Weaver Art Gallery bringing the “Artist Spotlight” shows to a close. Opening night is Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery will feature Mauro’s art from Nov. 19 to Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be closed on Sundays and over Thanksgiving break.

“The inspiration of the show has many sources, my two girls, memories of my own childhood, creation and spiritual formation. My work is all ceramic, but I have been specifically researching slip-cast fabric.”

Mauro grew up in South Bend, Ind. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Fine Arts with a minor in psychology in 1999. She attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in May 2003 with an M.F.A. in studio art concentrating in ceramic sculpture. After completing graduate school, Suzanne attended St. Mary's of-the-Woods College where she earned her Indiana State Teaching License. She spent four years teaching art to students in the South Bend Community School Corporation. Suzanne teaches a variety of classes at Bethel including ceramics, 3-D design, drawing and art education for elementary school teachers.

The Weaver Art Gallery exhibits are located inside the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center and are free and open to the public. For any questions, contact the department of visual arts at 574.807.7022 or visualart@BethelCollege.edu.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.