BETHANY, W.Va. – Seven Bethany College Fine Arts-Visual Art majors will exhibit their works at a show scheduled March 14 through April 2 in Renner Union Gallery on the campus. This year’s show will exhibit works from one of the largest classes of Visual Art majors in Bethany history.
The seven artists are Adam Bedway, Laura Burd, Stephani Campbell, Frank Krevens, James Millard, Christine Phillis and Andrea Summer. A collection of over 150 pieces will be on display and some will be available for purchase.
A reception honoring the seven senior artists will be held March 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the Gallery.
Kenn Morgan, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, said, “There is a distinctive uniqueness about this year’s senior visual art majors. They are often the loudest, wildest, and most strongly opinionated group I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching. The group show will be a memorable event for Bethany.”
Bedway is the son of Beverly and Joseph Bedway of Bridgeport, Ohio. His work is mostly three-dimensional with his medium of choice being clay and metals. His subjects are mostly biomorphic humanoid figures, as well as, functional pottery.
Burd is the daughter of Kathy Burd Muscari of Steubenville, Ohio. Her art concentrates mainly on photography, but she also works with several other mediums. Her photography captures life from different aspects thus giving her audience a new perspective.
Campbell is the daughter of Mary Ann McIntyre of Wheeling, W.Va. Much of her work is culturally influenced either through technique or subject matter.
Krevens is the son of Jay and Frances Krevens of Elyria, Ohio. His passion is working with clay, varying from practical pottery to conceptual sculpture, often with a metaphoric meaning behind it.
Millard is the son of Larry and Fran Millard of Lansing, Ohio. Abstract in nature, his work is primarily two-dimensional and focuses on the human form. He also expresses his passion for art in colorful oil paintings.
Phillis is the daughter of John and Roseann Phillis of Burgettstown, Pa. Her artwork is mainly two-dimensional and most of her works have an equine and natural world theme.
Summer is the daughter of Steven and Helen Summer of Radnor, Ohio. Most of her work is inspired by the female form; however, she is not limited to just that medium. Summer’s work is brightly abstract, emotionally charged pieces that show her attraction to contemporary art.
The exhibition is a collaborative project and the students are responsible for all aspects of their show, including the installation, advertising and reception.