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Seniors Showcase Art in Thesis Show

Nine Bethel College seniors will showcase their course work as their final project in the 2012 senior thesis art shows at the college’s Weaver Gallery, located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. The opening reception will take place on Friday, March 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature the artwork of Bethany Pratt, Aaron Denlinger, Jeremy Day, Stephanie Shively, Christina Bumbaca, Brent Boehner, Lauren Brown, Charity Lewis and Alyson Davenport. The show will be open March 24 to April 27, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sundays.

The senior thesis show is a culmination of overall course and advanced studio work, weekly critiques, discussions with faculty and peers and the development of concept, creation and preparation of thesis works. Presented mediums include sculpture, film, painting, graphic design, interior design and photography.

“The senior show is a reflection of my interests and my learning experience through my time here at Bethel,” says visual arts major Lauren Brown. “This show gives me the freedom to show off my skills that I have developed through my courses, and also have the complete flexibility to be as creative as I want and reflect my style to viewers.

The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact the department of visual arts at 574.807.7022.

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.