Bethel Seniors Showcase Art

The Bethel College Weaver Gallery is proud to host the 2011 Senior Thesis Shows. The first installation opening is on Friday, March 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature the work of Danielle Beers, Bridget Dix, Doug Eubank, Derek Griffey and Maggie Hall. The Weaver Gallery is located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. The show will be open March 11 to March 21, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sundays.

“We have a lot of talent here at Bethel and I am so proud each year of what our students accomplish,” says associate professor of art, Suzanne Mauro.

 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 works range from photography, painting and sculpture.

“I wanted it [thesis] to be more of a learning process before and beyond making the artwork. God started talking to me about love — specifically about the four different kinds of love spoken of in the Bible, and I really dove deeper into that subject, along the way learning a lot about myself and my experiences. I used this past year to better grasp what God's ideas of love are compared with our ideas, and then I took those lessons and applied it to my artwork,” says Bridget Dix, visual arts major.

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

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.