Students Showcase Fifth Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

 The Bethel College department of visual arts will be hosting an opening reception for its Fifth Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit on Friday, Feb. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The students’ artwork will be on display in the Weaver Art Gallery in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. The exhibit will run Feb. 10 to March 11, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Local artisans will judge various two-dimensional and three-dimensional media entries. The student artists are not exclusive to the visual art majors, but span the wide array of majors that Bethel offers. Winners of first place two-dimensional, first place three-dimensional, second place two-dimensional, second place three-dimensional and best of show will be disclosed and receive cash prizes on opening night.

Jurors include Scott DeVries, Ph.D., chair for the department of modern language studies at Bethel College; Robin Rhodes, Ph.D., associate professor of ancient art history at the University of Notre Dame; and Dea Andrews, assistant to the executive director at the Colfax Cultural Center.

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.