MISHAWAKA – Bethel is putting on its Senior Art Show to display the work of its graduating class of art majors. Starting on April 19, students will be able to peruse the exhibits in the Weaver Gallery and Great Hall, and the exhibits are to remain open until graduation on May 7.
There are two main parts to the art show. The first portion is the seniors’ work being presented in the Weaver Gallery, and the second part is the work of students from art courses displayed in the Great Hall. The works displayed in this second portion were handpicked by professors for individual art courses and were all created during this school year.
Bethel’s Senior Art Show is similar to the kind put on by every college art program around the country, as it is a requirement of every art major to produce a thesis exhibition. The seniors’ works on display were created specifically for this exhibition through the Thesis 1 and Thesis 2 courses. Each body of work was designed with a specific theme in mind and will be accompanied by a brief description in the exhibit.
The work outside the Weaver Gallery in the Great Hall will be accompanied by the artist’s name and the class in which it was created. These pieces are from courses such as Drawing I, Ceramics, and 3D Art.
Assistant Professor of Art Chad Jay is excited for the art show.
“I’m really proud of all my students and what they’ve accomplished this year,” said Jay.